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Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:05:40 PM »
Just got this notice from one of my distributors and thought it would be good to share with everyone.  Office 2010 is being retired as of 1/31/13 (in just a couple of weeks).  This means Microsoft will no longer be producing it for resale.  Office 2013 is replacing it and will be available via distribution on 1/29/13.

The distributors will continue to sell Office 2010 but as soon as their inventory runs out that will be the end of it.  I don't know if any of you have tried Office 2013 yet or not- but it mostly blows.  It suffers from the Windows 8 Metro bug.  It does work however- as I've been using it (apart from Outlook 2013 which I cannot use because of a change they made to the task panel display).

Just a heads up to get ready...

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Please be advised the following skus for Office 2010 will be EOL on 1/31/13.  'X-Distributor' will be allowed to sell-out existing inventory until itís supply has been depleted .   
Office 2013 launch date is 1/29/13 and further details will be provided at a later date.
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 10:16:17 PM »
Just got this notice from one of my distributors and thought it would be good to share with everyone.  Office 2010 is being retired as of 1/31/13 (in just a couple of weeks).  This means Microsoft will no longer be producing it for resale.  Office 2013 is replacing it and will be available via distribution on 1/29/13.

The distributors will continue to sell Office 2010 but as soon as their inventory runs out that will be the end of it.  I don't know if any of you have tried Office 2013 yet or not- but it mostly blows.  It suffers from the Windows 8 Metro bug.  It does work however- as I've been using it (apart from Outlook 2013 which I cannot use because of a change they made to the task panel display).

Just a heads up to get ready...

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Please be advised the following skus for Office 2010 will be EOL on 1/31/13.  'X-Distributor' will be allowed to sell-out existing inventory until itís supply has been depleted .   
Office 2013 launch date is 1/29/13 and further details will be provided at a later date.

As long as they continue to provide the conversion programs free, I see no issue. My staff,,,mostly uses 2000. A couple have 2010
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 10:22:01 PM »
It's an issue for me in regards to new sales/new installs.  My customers aren't going to like how Office 2013 looks and works- I already know it's going to be an issue.  I can only sell what I can source.
But the bigger issue is going to be when I can no longer source Windows 7 OEM.  That will be a major roadblock to the success of my business.  That date, unless MS does a backstep on the whole Win8 thing, will be coming at the end of this year.
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:25:06 PM »
It's an issue for me in regards to new sales/new installs.  My customers aren't going to like how Office 2013 looks and works- I already know it's going to be an issue.  I can only sell what I can source.
But the bigger issue is going to be when I can no longer source Windows 7 OEM.  That will be a major roadblock to the success of my business.  That date, unless MS does a backstep on the whole Win8 thing, will be coming at the end of this year.

I don't think Microsoft will ever admit they made a mistake, so this should be interesting
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 10:26:24 PM »
Really?  That seriously sucks.   Microsoft in the past has always for compatibility reasons sold at least one older version of Office along with the new one.    Someone really needs to produce a viable alternative to office. 

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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 10:30:53 PM »
Really?  That seriously sucks.   Microsoft in the past has always for compatibility reasons sold at least one older version of Office along with the new one.    Someone really needs to produce a viable alternative to office.
Outlook seems to be the stumbling block.  Not sure why no one can create a viable alternative to Outlook.  LibreOffice and OpenOffice are acceptable and usable alternatives to Word and Excel for all but the most advanced users.
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 10:39:25 PM »
It's an issue for me in regards to new sales/new installs.  My customers aren't going to like how Office 2013 looks and works- I already know it's going to be an issue.  I can only sell what I can source.
But the bigger issue is going to be when I can no longer source Windows 7 OEM.  That will be a major roadblock to the success of my business.  That date, unless MS does a backstep on the whole Win8 thing, will be coming at the end of this year.

That's mind boggling.  MS is going to Mfg EoL an OS 14 months after introducing the new one?  Not doubting you but I just checked around and found this which indicates no date. 

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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 01:23:39 AM »
It is possible Microsoft (MSFT) itself may be reaching its EOL.

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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 01:31:27 AM »
Really?  That seriously sucks.   Microsoft in the past has always for compatibility reasons sold at least one older version of Office along with the new one.    Someone really needs to produce a viable alternative to office.
Outlook seems to be the stumbling block.  Not sure why no one can create a viable alternative to Outlook.  LibreOffice and OpenOffice are acceptable and usable alternatives to Word and Excel for all but the most advanced users.

It is amazing to me the number of people who automatically assume tht sending a meeting notice via Outlook is easily read by everyone.

My company uses Eudora exclusively.

I finally had to purchase Outlook because so many people were sending conference call info intended for Outlook users,,,,and we were missing meetings.
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 01:35:16 AM »
Eurdora?   I haven't seen that in years.  Who the hell uses Eurdora?

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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 03:51:59 AM »
Eurdora?   I haven't seen that in years.  Who the hell uses Eurdora?

I just stated,,,,I do,,,,,,duh
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 10:26:25 AM »
Really?  That seriously sucks.   Microsoft in the past has always for compatibility reasons sold at least one older version of Office along with the new one.    Someone really needs to produce a viable alternative to office.
Outlook seems to be the stumbling block.  Not sure why no one can create a viable alternative to Outlook.  LibreOffice and OpenOffice are acceptable and usable alternatives to Word and Excel for all but the most advanced users.

It is amazing to me the number of people who automatically assume tht sending a meeting notice via Outlook is easily read by everyone.

My company uses Eudora exclusively.

I finally had to purchase Outlook because so many people were sending conference call info intended for Outlook users,,,,and we were missing meetings.

Thunderbird handles those meeting notices just fine if you have the Lightning plug-in. I also sync up Lightning with Google calendar...makes things easy on the mobile side. The only thing I have trouble with is the freaking .dat files......Zimbra handles 'em but the rest of the world (those that refuse to be held hostage by Outlook) can't read that damn proprietary format.
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 10:29:20 AM »
I loved Eudora. Then Mac OS X included Mail, which has pretty much the same features.

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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 12:16:24 PM »
Takes me back to the 90s!  :smilie:
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Re: Office 2010 End of Life for manufacturing
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