Want Office 2011? It’s Just a Few Weeks Away

In case you’ve been wondering, Microsoft Office has a new version coming out soon, Office 2011. In it is all the usual stuff, all bundled up and neat. Honestly, I’m sure there are a lot of new features, but I haven’t yet gotten my chance to play with a copy yet. But that’s not really my point.

I switched over to iWork a while ago and I haven’t looked back since. Yes, I do still use Excel and Word for the occasional project, but the results I get with iWork are just so much prettier. My work template, for example, has dynamic charts and graphs that work nicely with the data. My text docs don’t crash every 5 minutes, which seems to be my issue with Office.

But frankly, the big issue for me has always been the price. If I’m gonna pay $300 for a program suite, I want to make sure it delivers on its promises. Office ’04 was great, and I had no real issues. ’08 on the other hand, has been a giant pain in the ass. I’m cautiously optimistic that ’11 will be better. But until I get my hands on it, I don’t see any reason to spend the money to upgrade.

Oh, and that upgrade comes out on October 26.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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