In the following video, Microsoft compatibility"s Curtis Sawin shared his expertise on Office compatibility planning at the recent SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, CA.
"Office file and solution compatibility causes concern for organizations when they begin planning for an Office upgrade. This typically leads to extended deployment projects delaying the realization of the new version value. The key to keeping your deployment project on track is utilizing the right process and leveraging tools appropriately to understand the potential risks," reads the introduction.
Microsoft notes, "This session will demonstrate how the right approach will address the expensive/long assessments, fear of the unknown, and increased costs. Meet the Office Compat team and learn how to leverage the programs and resources to expedite Office 2010 or Office 365 client deployments."