Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Office for Mac 2008 reached end of support on April 9th 2013.

The preferred Australian English spelling files I produce for Microsoft Office work with Office 2008 and Office 2011 on the Apple Mac. When I read the article below I thought it was interesting that Mac versions of Office only have a five year support life whereas Office on Windows has a ten year support life.

A popular Office for Mac version reaches the end of the support line... Read More

Those using Office 2008 will probably not notice much difference when support ends. I remember the approach we used to use in IT was to only upgrade a couple of times a year, unlike the always on update we currently have. I often wonder how many of the updates are really needed by most people. If you only create and edit your own documents and not open any documents from others (particularly from the internet), the risk would be relatively low.

Those running five year old versions of software (or even older under Windows) will have obtained excellent value from their software, particularly when compared with the yearly licence model Microsoft is currently promoting.

- Kelvin Eldridge
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