Microsoft® Office 2010 migration
It tookÂ MicrosoftÂ 20 years and 12 versions to evolve its Office applications suite as a highly productive and conducive productivity tool. The latest version,Â Microsoft Office 2010, has integrated extended graphic options, a customizable document interface, and multiple number of tweaks.
The three most important researched aspects from Microsoft, that helped develop Office 2010, includedÂ optimal productivity, ease of work collaboration, and cost-effectiveness. It is no wonder why the surveys conducted byÂ Gartner Inc.Â a technology research firm, show that many organizations have either opted or planning to switch over toÂ Windows 7Â and in the course migrate to Microsoft Office 2010 sometime sooner.
Microsoft Office Suite has a wide client base with many organizations using its product. Advanced interface and enhanced features have prompted organizations to opt for the migration to Microsoft Office 2010. More so has been due to Microsoft withdrawing support for Office 2003 fromÂ April 2014. The deployment of Microsoft Office 2010Â in an entire organization requires planning and testing. The product draws great value from Microsoft collaboration infrastructure,Â Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, orÂ Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Microsoft offers aÂ 10 year support and security fixes for the product. A combined migration to Windows 7 and Office 2010 is estimated to reduce IT labor and the loss in user productivity byÂ 50 per cent.
Before a migration to Microsoft Office 2010 takes place, there are certain norms to be tested. For example, compatibility with internal applications andÂ Independent Software VendorÂ (ISV) support are crucial to check. The key steps involved in the migration to Microsoft Office 2010 are:
• Planning – Plan an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010
• User Registry Settings – List of registry keys that has to be migrated
• Deployment – It provides functionality-based selection of Microsoft Office 2010, including network sharing, organizational Group Policy start-up inputs, application virtualization etc.
• Migration Tool 4.0 – User State Migration Tool 4.0 provides information on user settings
Not only Office 2010 has a cost-advantage, it works more efficiently with all Microsoft products that an organization utilizes. Therefore, it stands suitable and profitable for your organization to deploy Microsoft Office 2010, side-by-side to a considerable option to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 as a cost-specific approach.