Back to the Future

I’ve opined before about how Microsoft have made significant retrograde steps with recent versions of Office. However this morning they topped themselves when Office 2016 started complaining about not being activated, and the recommended, automated solution was to do a complete download and "click to run" installation of some weird version of Office 365 over the top of my current installation.

In the meantime, I’ve been working with a main client whose standard desktop is based on Office 2010, and, you know what, it’s just better.

I’ve had enough. Office 2016 and 2013 have been removed from the primary operating systems of all my machines. In the unlikely event that I need Office 2016 (and the only real candidate is Skype for Business), I’ll run it in a VM. Long live Office 2010!

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