6 Months ago, Microsoft unleashed Office 2010 onto the public. It looks like it has been a great success so far, with excellent growth and market penetration. There are many reasons to upgrade to the newest version of Office, but for many, Office 2007 is still “good enough”. Those that need basic features for school or home could get by with Office 2007. Anything more than that, and you will find a lot of potential with Office 2010.
First, customers are buying Office 2010 at a record pace. Office has seen double-digit growth in its first full quarter on the market, a 50 percent increase in business non-annuity sales, and a 5 percent increase in multi-year licenses in Q1. Needless to say, we’re delighted by the rate of adoption and interest from consumer and business customers. While the numbers are amazing, what pleases us even more are the many ways customers have become more efficient and productive as a result of implementing Office 2010.