Office 2007 Migration Picks Up

Things are starting to look up for Microsoft's Office 2007. In an update released yesterday to a study conducted by CDW Corp. earlier this year, some 42 percent of respondents now using or evaluating Windows Vista have already deployed or plan to deploy Office 2007. The survey results also showed that 38 percent said they planned to deploy Office 2007 within 12 months.

Interestingly, many of those who've deployed or are planning to deploy Office 2007 are doing so on Windows XP, and aren't waiting to evaluate Windows Vista.

In the survey, CDW's David Cottingham wrote that "many customers deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office system are finding that the user benefits are substantial with both Windows Vista and Windows XP." Yet another slap, this time from Office 2007 users, at Windows Vista.

Cottingham contends that users are finding the graphic interface of Office 2007 more "visually intuitive" and a "considerable" improvement over those of its most recent predecessors. After adjusting for a day or two, he writes that CDW's customers find they're more productive with Office 2007 and won't go back.

CDW will publish another survey on Windows Vista adoption in the fourth quarter of 2007. The complete survey report on Office 2007 adoption can be seen here.

Posted by Ed Scannell on 09/06/2007 at 1:23 PM


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