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With a worldwide installed base of 450 million, Microsoft Office is by far the most widely-used enterprise software suite. The release of the new 2007 Office system is prompting IT leaders to ask whether or not they should upgrade, and when they will be ready to upgrade.
This tool addresses the key considerations for migration to 2007 Microsoft Office. Specific coverage includes:
- Prerequisites that must be in place before upgrading the suite itself.
- The potential impact of the new suite on the enterprise and its external constituents.
- Characteristics of IT and business environments conducive to a successful migration.
Less than 1% of that immense user base has downloaded the beta version of the new suite, which suggests that early adoption will not be widespread. Though an upgrade may not be on the horizon, IT leaders should assess the enterprise's IT environment to determine where 2007 Office fits on the long-term software roadmap.