Office 2007‘s excellent adoption rate seems to be the complete opposite of Vista in the enterprise: “Around a quarter of enterprises plan to upgrade to Vista in 2008 although Forrester said companies may change plans and wait for the release of Windows 7 – pencilled in for the second half of 2009.”
Microsoft Corp. made a good move by not linking Office 2007 with Windows Vista, an analyst said today.
“It was a smart decision to decouple the two,” said Kyle McNabb, an analyst at Forrester Research Inc., contrasting the relative success of the two product lines. “The Office team in particular did well to make sure that Office wasn’t coupled with Vista but was with SharePoint. That SharePoint ‘drag’ has been very positive for Microsoft.”
Office 2007 adoption surveys conducted with about 250 IT decision-makers in North America, the U.K., France and Germany found that 93% of enterprises plan to deploy part or all of the suite within the next 12 months, McNabb said. More than four in every 10 companies polled already have Office 2007 in the hands of workers.
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