What’s Different about This Edition?
Users will notice that filenames have been changed, with an x on the end of file types. The major benefit of this new XML based file format is compression. File sizes get greatly reduced to sometimes a quarter of their original size. On average, you’ll notice files take up about half the space they used to. This makes it easier on your devices and servers to store data and backup files in case of a data crisis.
This change also closes some loopholes with programs that used Macros, which cyber criminals had found backdoors to exploit. The new XML based file type not only enhances the new user interface, but closes these backdoors. These new file extensions not only give you a refreshed feel and look to the program and enhanced security, but also are compatible with older editions. For example, you can read .docx files in Word 2003 with ease, and you can read and edit .doc files on Word 2007.
New Looks, New Feel
“The Ribbon” is where the new Fluent UI shines. The Ribbon takes the old drop-down menu and toolbar approach and updates it to the modern age. Fluent kicks in here and gives relevant suggestions on where to go next with related commands and functions. How does this work? Let’s say you’re in Excel and need to change the formatting of a cell. Click on a cell, and you will see formatting options up in your toolbar. Change the color and you will get the color selections in the toolbar without having to navigate there yourself. You may also see text formatting options, along with border stylizations for the cell, all in one easy to locate place. This cuts a lot of time having to scroll through seemingly endless menus just to find one simple function.
Every application gets a new and refreshing visual update that launches Microsoft Office out of the Windows XP bubble it had been in for so long. Word, Outlook, and Excel get full makeovers with the Ribbon on release, and other applications have followed suit through updates and patches.
Outlook, in particular, gets some unique and interesting features. The most notable is the anti-phishing capabilities that block out emails containing links to malware and other malicious content that could infiltrate and infect your network. It also gets spam email countermeasures that keep inboxes clean and manageable. To-Do is another function for Outlook that connects tasks, meetings, and appointments from the calendar to the Ribbon, allowing users to see what’s next without having to navigate through multiple tabs.
Why Upgrade to 2007? Why Buy?
For any small business wanting to be successful, Microsoft Office is a must. This 2007 edition is now inexpensive and carries many of the same features that make later editions popular (like the Ribbon and Fluent UI). Trust in the market dominance Microsoft has maintained for decades to provide powerful business solutions for every opportunity. Whether it be data analysis with Access and Excel or document creation with Word, you’ll have ever field covered with Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business has everything you need for your company. You’ll get all the Office Suite applications from Word and Publisher to Access and Excel. You’ll also get Accounting Express and Business Contact solutions with this package, making it even more of an all-encompassing business solution. Ready to take the next steps? Buy from SaveOnIT today to get the lowest possible price.