Microsoft Office is a staple product for the company. Currently, the platform is the marketplace juggernaut as there is little competition and the alternatives still lack the functionality that Office provides. Because of this, it should comes as no surprise that Office 2010 is now the fastest selling version of Office in company history.
According to the Office blog, Office 2010 is being deployed in corporate environments five times faster than Office 2007. Office 2010 is also the fastest selling versions of Office in company history and nearly 50 million people have used the Office web applications. This information solidifies the fact that Office is still the king of productivity and that nearly all competition lags in comparison to the features offered by the productivity suite.
The consumer feedback from the product is also highly acclaimed by Microsoft. They state that "in a recent survey of Office 2010 users, 9 out of 10 said it's the best version of Office they've used. And 96 percent would recommend it to others."
Microsoft also stated that corporations are able to save money as well after they deploy the new productivity suite. The post states:
Businesses of all sizes are also embracing Office 2010. You can learn more about how customers like Nixon Peabody, Catapult Systems, Non-Linear Creations, i3solutions, aNb Media, and Basic Black are using Office 2010 and related products to save money - from $13,000 to $100,000 per month - gain time and increase efficiency.
Office 2010 has shown that it is up to the task for the consumer and the corporate environment. But just because Microsoft has done well with Office 2010, that doesn't mean that they are sitting back and enjoying their success. Office 15, the next version of Office, work has already begun on the new platform and it has already leaked.