Mmm, is the introduction of Sidebars and the likes not following Apple? My son, who runs a imac, seems to think so and he is 15 years old. Could Microsoft not have tried to take a leap into the dark and come up with a more inventive concept? The introduction of gadgets is starting to produce a fresher desktop but it has been done before. Is it not time to move on? I suspect that now Microsoft has taken them up Apple will move on and introduce something new. Sheep and Bah seem to spring to mind right now. And no I am NOT Welsh!
There is no pleasing some people. First you want all the bells and whistles and the next you complain about being offered the latest features. Must I remind you that Microsoft is a company and as such needs to maintain their market share while keeping the share holders happy. If like Wordperfect they do not provide the customer with new features then another company will and everyone will move over to that product. As an individual with an independant mind you are not forced to adopt the new office suite. So save your bucks and wait for something else to come along, quietly though!
This is one super version of Office. It would seem that the team have taken most things into account with regards to the features. One thing that will not change I am sure will be the massive price tag that is normally attached to this product. With luck this will change thus encouraging more people to take up a legal copy. As we are dedicated users of Microsoft products and loyal followers of Mr Gates you will be offered us a copy of the new office suite at a very low price, yes?