While we are lucky enough to work with extremely innovative clients that are eager to embrace the latest technology, we always advise them not to adopt the latest version of software until after the kinks are worked out. For a consumer it’s not a big deal to be test driving new features and experimenting with the latest version. For a business user, if there’s a bit of a learning curve, buggy features or errors that make an application crash, it can be a huge detriment to productivity. That’s why we take a lot of time testing out new applications and operating systems before we encourage our clients to adopt them. You may have read that Microsoft recently unveiled Office 2016. We spent some time with it and have some mixed feedback for our business users. Here’s the good, bad and the ugly surrounding the Office 2016 suite:
If you’re interested, here’s a breakdown of all the new features and improvements directly from Microsoft. Overall, we have to say that Microsoft’s push towards the cloud, mobility and a new pricing model will really change the way businesses think about licensing (particularly in the middle of the Microsoft SAM Audit push). The good outweighs the bad in this particular scenario. While there are still some bugs to work out, Microsoft is working diligently to eliminate them and overall we think Office 2016 is a great investment for companies that are looking to upgrade and eliminate the capital expense.
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