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Office 2010: beware of enterprise problems

Cliff Saran

Forrester Research has warned that companies planning or in the middle of an upgrade to Office 2010 face a lengthy deployment process.

In its latest report, Pitfalls To Avoid When Upgrading To Microsoft Office 2010, the analyst company said that businesses requires environmental assessments, file migrations, application testing, and user training, often with different considerations for specific business units or groups of users.

According to Forrester Research, enterprises are still wary of business disruptions during Office upgrades, ranging from compatibility issues to the transition to a new user interface.

To avoid major pitfalls when upgrading to Office 2010, migration teams must consider the compatibility issues affecting Office files, templates, and integrations with other applications, as well as add-ins which extend functionality, it said.


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