Office 2007 may be Microsoft’s Titanic

The Australian publication IT Wire has an interesting angle on the new Office release.

Dr Steve Hodgkinson, the recently departed Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government, believes that Office 2007 could well be a disaster that Microsoft has created for itself.

“The new version Microsoft Office… is headed for a giant obstacle with major sites in both the public and private sector. Cost of product upgrade aside, Dr Hodgkinson believes the migration will be a hard sell.

“The migration effort, including training, has created an obstacle for them,” says Dr Hodgkinson. “Microsoft will have to work really hard to make the migration path as trouble free as possible.”