First Windows 7 and now Office 2010!
Microsoft has really come to the party with a higher performance and truly worthwhile business productivity suite.
For quite some time now, I have not been using MS office at all and have been an advocate for Open Office and all things open source, but I have recently grown closer to my proprietary roots and have developed much appreciation for the work and effort that goes into bringing out products like Office 2010.
The new version of the well know business productivity suite, is simply impressive. Office 2010, loads faster, can handle more diverse file types and offers a host of functions and embedded applications, for tasks that one would previously need to perform in external programs.
I have still not managed to pull myself away from using Gmail as my mail management system and I can't see myself moving back to Outlook anytime soon, unless Gmail and Exchange can communicate with each other directly. Gmail simply offers me the flexibility and scalability I need to manage multiple profiles and access my info instantly from multiple locations on the go.
For business use and from a corporate perspective, I think the new MS Outlook is definitely becoming a player and integrated with MS Exchange 2010, it makes for efficient management of internal work flow and cost effective email.
I am looking forward to playing around with the latest versions of Project and Visio as planning and monitoring seems to take up most of my time these days.
All in all, the new Office 2010, is most definitely worth the spend.