Discussion in 'Technology News' started by rajas700, Dec 31, 2005.
Microsoft office 2006 Pre-Beta realsed.for testers...............
Is it really office 2006 or office 12 ?
Both are same i guess...
For more information google it.........
screen short of it:
ugh, the word's toolbar looks kinda cr@ppy and it badly arranged
ya ... dont know if such a drastic change in design will work or not...
Yuk its the mostly ugly interface for anything i saw such big big tools optins they look like big icons
On the contrary to above posts I welcome the changes. Grouping the tool buttons as per their categories and smart usage of the toolbar area looks a welcome change. Though, at the moment it would be unwise to comment over the acceptability and ease of use but Microsoft is indeed developing something very different to what everyone (but the GUI perfectionists) is used to. Lets hope it is as good as Office 2003 and enhances supports for Indian Languages.
i think interface change has been introduced to provide most useful tools and buttons on the screen dynamically on basis of what the user is doing.
Office 12 is not for the users with 14 or 15" monitor (that what MS might have thought while developing it)
it will be know as "office 12" and unlike vista(which god knows will be shipped in 2006 or not???) it will be there Q3 2006...
I know a very good site which keeps tracks of all the latest new,reviews and updates from microsoft.
Aila .. Whats happening .. :O .. Planetcall praising MS .. ..
Btw .. I too think the demise of Menubars is a good thing .. These dynamic toolbar will be a welcome feature ..
Btw .. Check this out for the interface review ...
Why hate MS ?
Comeon buddy........I am not one of those who speak against MS simply because they want to. I dislike many of the MS policies and products. I hate the monipilistic approach it has adopted throughout to sustain its survival. Said that, I would like to say that there are many more things about Microsoft which I do like. The ability of Gates to strike at the very moment is what makes the oppenents envy. Apart..MS Office Suit is something I really like. MS Word is immensely popular but OpenOffice is also catching fast. Though It lags far behind but maybe we will have better alternatives to MS Products in coming years.
I am glad u said that which prompted me to clear my stand. Also I am gald that you keep track of my preferences.
! Will take some mod on our part Are we headin to a comp interface revolution ?
Only think that comes to my mind when i see the interface is god knows if i will be even able to see my document in word on my small screen
Where can i download this beta version
Lol @ Planetcall .. .. I was just kidding ..
@Qwerty Cool down .. .. Its just a beta .. It will be made much robust in the final version I am sure ..
And btw I am not sure what source Piyush is asking for ..
I m talking about source from where i can downoad this beta version of Office 2k6 & use on my PC
Dude it is available only for TESTERS if u wish Register with msdn and get a copy.(R.S.150000 for registration fee i think).so have fun by registering as a tester and dont ask for LINK's.
rajas700 not 1,50,000 but 15000. ( Watch the Zero's , they make a difference )
Are you a MSDN subscriber?
Yes the interface is sort of crammed. (I have it installed on my system ) and its a little difficult ot adjust too because of the drastic changes in the interface and no toolbars. It takes time to find out where exactly something will be.
But its dynamic and will save a lot of time in future once we get a grip of all the features .
Anyway, I am still to get down to analysing it well.
One thing I cannot understand is that why they have changed the default format ( .xls ) to ( .xlsx) .Will this be backward comaptible on other systems.
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