The worst desktop developments of 2010: Office 2010 arrives

Did we really need a new version of Office? See what else made our list of the best and worst enterprise desktop developments of 2010.


The worst of 2010: Office 2010 arrives

Office 2010 arrives
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Both Windows Office 2010 and Mac Office 2011 were released this year, but did we really need a new version of Office? Many IT shops just got finished upgrading to Office 2007. New collaboration tools, another menu reorganization, and new navigation panes and ribbons (pictured above) clutter up the screen to the point where you may consider buying a 30-in. monitor just to view documents and spreadsheets.

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David Strom is a freelance writer and professional speaker based in St. Louis. He is former editor in chief of, Network Computing magazine and Read more from Strom at

This was first published in December 2010

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