"Really lost the plot with this 'upgrade'"0.5 starson by Kilo 6 1
Pros: Attractive and fresh layout. Made some good graphical improvements.
Cons: Everything has moved, Drop down menus have vanished, Seems to run much slower that older versions. Some suppossed upgrades in Powerpoint are a major step back.
Summary: Bought it, hate it. It's like i've purchased a totally different product. The entire interface mechanism has changed, no more drop down menus, now everything is lost in a collection of tabs literally put you back to square 1. Unlike the 2003 upgrade where good improvements where made, this is a real step backwards in terms of ease of use, speed of access, simplicity, and sheer ease of upgrade usability. In short, had i know how different and unpleasant this would be to use i would never have purchased it.
The bundling is also very odd. You can get multiple version (combinations) but trying to get one with outlook in at a basic level is just not an option. I can see no legitimate reason why anyone would want to go through the additional expense of upgrading to this, nor having to face feeling like a total 'Office' beginner because you cannot find a darn thing, which means it takes more than twice as long to do basic tasks. In short, for the few graphical enhancements this offers the cost of having to learn all the new icons and try to fathom the new tab structure means Office 2007 is a complete waste of time - sorry Mr Gates, but you really got it wrong this time. Office 2007 is a major mistake.