Windows 10 and Office 2016 are being released on 29Jul2015. As always, Teky is here to help you through the changes.
Office 2016 may not be the “be-all, end-all” for office software, but we believe Windows 10 may be one for operating systems.
Office 2016 is just another in a long line of superceded versions of “the office software standard”, Microsoft Office. From its humble beginnings in 1988, Office has had 9 versions in the Windows world and 7 versions in the Mac world (that is, if you don’t count their Office 365 product suite). 2016 brings the two worlds into sync, but doesn’t add much to the basic set of tools we have enjoyed for more than a quarter century, and that been built into donationware office suites for many years.
For their operating system, Microsoft skipped numbering from their (admitted flop) Windows 8/8.1, right over the (never did exist) Windows 9, to the (LTS?) Windows 10. LTS is an acronym which in Linux stands for “Long Term Support”. Microsoft isn’t promising anything, but I’m hoping that Windows 10 hangs around for a long time. We’re all tired of the ever-changing landscape we call Windows, and since “latest/fastest” is no longer the top priority for computer hardware, maybe we can all keep our computers for more than 5 years now.
Here’s to hoping that Windows 10 gets us all onto the same page for a while so we can simply get some work done instead of upgrading and re-learning all the time.
So, wait a week or wait a month (so we can all work out the bugs), but Teky recommends you get on the Windows 10 bandwagon before they (potentially) start charging for it on 29Jul2016. Get on a bandwagon that makes us all more productive, in a world that still accounts for over 90% of the computer industry: Windows.