GOOD­BYE MI­CROSOFT OF­FICE?

APC Australia - - Epinions - Ron Stan­ton

Re­cently my or­gan­i­sa­tion made the switch from Mi­crosoft Of­fice to Google for ev­ery­thing. I must say that while ini­tially con­cerned, my fears have been put to rest. Pre­vi­ously, I’d pi­geon­holed Google Docs and Sheets as sim­pler, less ca­pa­ble ver­sions of Word and Ex­cel. I was pleas­antly re­as­sured to dis­cover that each of those apps of­fer depth be­ly­ing ini­tial im­pres­sions. I’m hardly a power-user, but there’s not a thing Of­fice of­fers that I don’t have with Google. I’ve taken quite a shine, too, to Gmail — in par­tic­u­lar its spec­tac­u­lar con­ve­nience when us­ing it on my smart­phone when I’m out on the road.

I can’t help but won­der how long Mi­crosoft can keep mak­ing money from Of­fice. I was dis­ap­pointed when they switched to hav­ing an an­nual sub­scrip­tion in­stead of buy­ing it out­right — a last gasp from the des­per­ate, per­haps?

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