Office 2013 is Horrible
- Windows 2000—Dud. Windows XP—winner. Windows Vista—Dear god help me. Windows 7-Awesome. Windows 8—Helpful if you want to move to touch screen but otherwise, bleh.
- Office 2000—meh. Office 2003—good improvements. Office 2007—meh. Office 2010—nice. Office 2013—This might be on par with Windows Vista...
There are 3 things that I see that could make it worth upgrading to Office 2013:
- You have bought a touch screen laptop. Office 2013 is optimized for touch.
- You have Office 2003 or older version.
- You have multiple computers at home and want to share the licensing. Office 365 allows you to pay $100 per year and share the license on up to 5 personal computers. This is much cheaper than buying 5 licenses.
If you are using Office 2007 or 2010, do not upgrade to Office 2013 unless you have a specific feature you want/need. If you are using anything older, it will probably be an improvement overall with a few drawbacks.
And if you haven't started using Google docs, give it a shot before upgrading. I'm personally not ready to give up Office yet but we are using Google docs much more for collaborating on documents. This is why I can support what Microsoft is trying to do, but the execution is disappointing.
E Dale Denham Author's page Dale is a business leader who is best known for providing business-focused I.T. leadership. He believes technology is not limited to increasing efficiency, but is essential to driving revenue. Dale strongly believes having great people is the critical ingredient to success no matter how great your technology might be.Known to many in the promotional products industry as a leading technologist, Dale is using his mix of business and technology to help drive the industry forward. One of the leaders and founders of the PromoStandards effort, Dale and others are working hard to address industry inefficiencies. Dale also is a board member of PPAI through 2018.Follow Dale on Twitter @daledenham or connect with him on LinkedIn via http://www.linkedin.com/in/daledenham.