Written by WATYF on Wednesday, 31 January 2007 (6357 hits)
Just as the darkest hour seemed to be upon me.... just as I was ready to give up my quest to get a decent, efficient customized GUI in Office 2007.... just as I was about to throw up my hands and give in to a life of slow, inefficient navigation at the hands of the bloated "Ribbon"....... my Corporate office saves the day.
So I'm sittin' at my desk minding my own buidness when I get an email... someone in IT informs me that Corporate has raised some concerns about us using Outlook 2007 because it causes some kind of issue with the corporate email server. My eyes lit up.... what's that I see on the horizon??? Is it a gleaming beacon of hope??!? Is there a chance that I don't have to suffer through using Outlook 2007 anymore, or possibly even --*gasp*-- any Office 2007 applications???
Well, for once, my hope was not in vain. A couple of hours later, I got another email saying that corporate had ordered the removal of all Office 2007 applications until the suite has been officially "sanctioned". And the even better part is that it might be another 6 months to a year before we adopt the package as a whole.
Of course, this means that I won't be able to update/finish any of my articles on how to survive the crappy new Office 2007 GUI or how to make it look like a reasonable GUI (i.e. Office 2003)... but I would still like to leave all of my former Office 2007 brothers-in-arms with this comforting message....