|Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 UPGRADE
|List Price: $279.95
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Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 is the complete suite of productivity and contact management tools for accomplishing your business tasks. Manage customer and contact information in one place, while producing professional-quality communications and manage marketing campaigns in-house with a full suite of powerful tools. Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 integrates contact management directly with Outlook, for better control over your customer & prospect information, e-mail messages, phone calls, appointments and more. With Office Small Business 2007 you can save time, stay organized and spend more time with customers. Business Contact Manager in Outlook 2007 helps you manage and track your marketing activities Use Powerpoint 2007 to create more dynamic business presentations - It features an extensive library of slide layouts; new tools for charts, diagrams and tables; quick preview changes and more Distribute marketing materials in PDF format -- convert easily from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access files
Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 Version Upgrade is a powerful and easy-to-use suite of productivity and contact management software with new tools to help you save time, stay organized, and deliver better customer service. Comprised of the 2007 versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook with Business Contact Manager, this software package empowers you to create professional looking documents and presentations, build powerful spreadsheets, and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts.
The new look and feel of the 2007 Microsoft Office system automatically displays the menus and toolbars you need when you need them. View larger.
In addition, Outlook with Business Contact Manager integrates powerful contact management features into Outlook that allow you to access and track all customer information and communications in a central location. With improved menus and tools, enhanced graphics and formatting capabilities, new time and communication management tools, and more reliability and security, the Small Business 2007 package makes it easier and more enjoyable for you to get things done at home or at work.
Tasks are easy to follow up on because they are included on the new To-Do Bar and within Outlook reminders. You can also drag tasks onto your calendar. View larger.
You can customize the new information dashboard in Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager to display your sales pipeline. View larger.
Business Contact Manager also combines contact, customer, and project information in one place. View larger.
Create, preview, and send personalized e-mail publications with Office Publisher 2007 using new E-Mail Merge. View larger.
This update version of Small Business 2007 is designed for use by those computers with the following operating systems: Windows server 2003 or later and Windows XP SP2 and later.
Which edition of Office is right for you? View a comparison of Microsoft Office 2007 editions.
Work More Efficiently and Effectively
The more intuitive look and feel, coupled with the improved tools, make Small Business 2007 the ideal software system to help you work faster to complete routine tasks and create more professional documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Task-based menus and toolbars automatically display the commands and options you can use, making it faster and easier to find the software features you need. Thanks to the Instant Search function to save you time, junk mail and anti-phishing filters to protect the security of your computer, and new graphics capabilities to help you produce publication-ready documents, (complete with logo, colors, fonts, and business information), this software can increase both your productivity and efficiency, while giving you more time to spend with your customers. And to help minimize time-wasting future edits, the Live Preview feature makes it easy to sample your changes before you apply them.
Improved Time Management
Office Excel 2007 makes it easy to analyze data. View larger.
When work is busy, it's sometimes difficult to stay on-top of appointments and tasks. This is why Small Business 2007 lets you schedule tasks in Outlook that will appear on your calendar, while the To-Do bar presents a consolidated view of tasks, calendar information, and e-mail messages flagged for follow-up. To help effectively manage your time, take advantage of the templates and tools in Word, all of which make it easier to reuse content, so you don't have to start from scratch whenever you create a new document. And keeping track of important information is a snap thanks to new Excel tools for filtering, sorting, and visualizing information to help you find and analyze business data more effectively.
Manage Contact and Customer Information in One Place
To help you manage contact and customer information, Outlook with Business Contact Manager includes a complete contact management solution for small businesses that helps you deliver better customer service. This software enables you to organize all of your contact, prospect, and customer information, so it's easier to manage prospects, respond to customers, and manage your sales process in one place. Enhanced reporting features include over 50 reports that you can easily modify for your unique business needs, and new filtering capabilities help you forecast and close sales. You can also record all types of communications with a customer in one place-- including all e-mail, phone calls, appointments, notes, and documents-- and view a consolidated view of your sales pipeline by using a variety of flexible reports that you can easily modify for your unique business needs. You also can track and manage project tasks and even transfer tasks to coworkers. For added flexibility, you can work offline on your laptop or Pocket PC, and then synchronize data when you return to the office.
Produce Professional-Looking Marketing Materials and Campaigns In-House
Including charts in Office PowerPoint 2007 is easy. View larger.
Small Business 2007 makes it a snap to manage the entire marketing process so you save the time and expense of hiring an outside service. Create and distribute professional-looking marketing materials and campaigns for print, e-mail, and the Web by using Publisher. Then use Outlook with Business Contact Manager and Publisher together to track and manage marketing campaign activities, including compiling mailing lists, distributing materials, and tracking your results. You also can access the library of customizable templates in PowerPoint to create professional-looking presentations that enhance your business identity. If you need to merge information from multiple sources, combine and filter mailing lists and data from Excel, Outlook, Outlook with Business Contact Manager, and Access to create personalized print and e-mail materials and build customized collateral such as catalogs and datasheets.
One of the most effective ways to inspire both employees and customers is to impress them with a dynamic presentation. With its extensive library of customizable themes and slide layouts, PowerPoint helps you to create powerful charts, SmartArt graphics, and tables, while giving you the time-saving option of quickly previewing formatting changes so your final result is ready to go. You can also use the PDF file format for easier document distribution and high-quality printing. No matter what you need to help your business thrive, Small Business 2007 can make it possible.
- Upgrade version designed for those computers with Windows server 2003 or later and Windows XP SP2 and later
- Includes the 2007 versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook with Business Contact Manager
- Create professional looking documents and presentations, build powerful spreadsheets, and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts
- Intuitive look and feel, and improved tools; task-based menus and toolbars automatically display the commands and options you can use
- Instant Search function saves you time; junk mail and anti-phishing filters protect the security of your computer; new graphics capabilities help you produce publication-ready documents
- Easy to use
Not having any kind of formal computer training, this product was esay to use.... different from the 2003 version but good... still learning where stuff is..... ...more info
- Office Small Bus. 2007
I received my product just as ordered. Wonderful service. I am having a hard time learning to use it, so if you are not real computer "savvy", you might want to stick with Office 2003....more info
- OK but confusing for old time users
Hard to switch from older versions because it looks so different! Just right click a lot and the menu you are looking for may appear....more info
- Orifice 2007
After all these years, the trolls in Redmond still have not learned how to produce user-friendly software. There was no reason to make the changes to Office that they've made; it was simply a way to justify an unnecessary upgrade that has turned out to be a downgrade. Users with a moderate understanding of how Office operated will find themselves flummoxed when attempting to do things they had finally learned how to do in the old version.
The much-vaunted ribbons are confusing and counter-intuitive. Microsoft addresses this problem by offering free self-paced trainng courses, apparently oblivious to the fact that time iS money, unless of course, it's Microsoft's time.
At the very least, one expects backward compatibility, that is unless you're dealing with Mr. Bill's minions. I loaded Word files created with Office XP, only to find the Office 2007 converted them with serious defects, like inserting tabs in all paragraphs whenever you inserted one in a single paragraph. And, of course, if you delete a tab stop from one paragraph, you delete it from all of them.
- Poor installation instructions
Both the written instuctions and the onscreen instructions were very poor. The installation was much more difficult than it should have been....more info
- Not sure I like the way Office 2007 works - read on
My old computer died last week, so I was forced to buy a new one. I got a VERY good computer - HP tower, with QUAD (not dual) processor, and 3 Gigs of RAM. I have 2 internal drives at 1 terabyte, and 2 externals at 1 TB total. No drive has more than 20% space used, and no other software has been installed.
The biggest problem is IT'S SLOW! When typing an email in Outlook, or a Word document (or Publisher), there is a lag between the time you hit the key and before the character prints. It's like trying to talk with your own echo - I find myself typing MUCH more slowly than I am actually able. I HATE THIS, and I'm not the only one with the problem. Anyone who types for a living has the same complaint. I've turned off all the Outlook and Word 'add-ins' as many sites recommend trying, to no avail. A brand new QUAD Pentium with 3 GB of RAM should be able to run this turd of a program. But no - it's so bloated with new code that the simple act that it was designed for - getting words on the screen - suffers because of it. Just absurd, Microsoft.
The 'Ribbon' interface and new file 'Save as' tree structure are WAY more cumbersome that the old toolbar. I just want to get things done - why did they feel the need for such a massive change? What was wrong with the old system? I take twice as long now browsing to the folder I want. Yes, learning new things 'takes time' - but again, EVERYONE was familiar with the standard toolbar and 'browse to file' techniques. Why change a core skill? Why expect a business (me) to have to spend time learning this new system? What exactly was the point, anyway?
So now I am going to have to UNINSTALL this new $279 package (what a waste) and reinstall Office 2003 just to regain my old performance. And since my last 2003 license died with the old computer (and now cannot be uninstalled to free it up), I'll get the pleasure of dealing with Microsoft to try to recover what I HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR.
The software LOOKS pretty, and has TONS of new features throughout, and that part I like. But if I can't type without looking every second to see if I got it right, and have to type at 1/3 my normal speed, how productive is that?
Beware - if you type a lot with Office, you should NOT BUY THIS VERSION.
I give it two stars for 'pretty' and ZERO for performance in a typing environment....more info
- Finally a decent upgrade to Office
This new version of office has it all. Finally all the promise that we had heard was coming is here. In general all the apps are much improved. My only negative is that outlook takes a long time to start up and needs lots of memory. If you can deal with that, this is a huge improvement over previous versions.
Right out of the box you are going to have to get used to the ribbon interface but once you get it down, it is much quicker than the old way.
Most of the naysayers here are anti microsoft anyway so pay them no mind. If I worked at Sun or Apple I would probably badmouth microsoft all the time too. But I do not and I don't work for Microsoft, so I just use the software, and this was a great upgrade.
The best part of it was the publisher upgrade which is a huge improvement over the last version of publisher. I use it all the time for making flyers, postcards, invitations etc.
Excel, Word and all the others have been commented on by tons of people, but almost noone talks about Publisher. In this version it really is a competitive piece of software to the basic and even some of the advanced Adobe tools. If you could edit PDFs natively that would be great, but because ADOBE is a monopoly, you are stuck overpaying them to edit pdfs. Anyway, you can create pdf files in publisher and save them, which is all anyone really needs.
The changes to the menu may be user friendly but for the experienced user it is a big adjustment. ...more info
- Great job Microsoft
Office 2007 Upgrade is all I expected and more. Installed like a breeze. Works great. One thing my wife says, while typing email in Outlook, the screen lags somewhat behind the typing. She says not a problem for her. She's confident MS will correct the problem. Can not understand why some take issue with the software. I think it's great and a big step forward in office software tech. Hats off to Microsoft....more info
- Open Office is free -- get it instead
openoffice dot org
OpenOffice: open source "equivalent"
All the power 90% of you people need, and zero cost. TINY download. SMALL space consumption on drive. EVEN a portable version. Can open and save Microsloth documents
FREE. no licensing hassles. no demonic EULA.
- New standard?
I've used the previous version of Office for years. I was comfortable witht the menus and features for Word and Excell. The new version is a complete makeover. All of my experience is in the toilet. Instead of building on the old menus and adding features or capabilities, Microsoft started from the ground up.
The "Help" feature in Word and Excel doesn't Help! MS is using videos and linking to the web to illustrate answers. I'm not looking for a 5 minute video presentation. I want an answer to my question that I can go between my open document/spreadsheet and the answer steps.
I like the Outlook program. The Task feature is a great way of tracking customer/client contacts and reminders will update to the Calendar.
I bought the program because I'm now working at home doing taxes and IRS representation.
I resent MS not giving the option to retain the old menu structure. Because Office is such a standard, they seem to feel it gives them the right to bully users into having to do things their way. Definitely not user friendly and a wasted loss of years of experience with the previous version....more info
- Great Product and Service
I love MS Office 2007, especially the Outlook enhancements. I love the attachment preview and the "compact view" of the navigation bar, etc.
- Warning! Avoid at All Costs!
I recently bought a new laptop, and the changeover involved an "upgrade" to Office 2007. I was aware that there was a new user interface, but was not aware that Office 2007 is, in almost every respect, an INFERIOR product to any Office version that came before it!
I have used MS Office for many years, and am what could be called a "power user," especially for Word and Powerpoint, which I use weekly.
One of the great features of Office is that it has been totally customizable. For those who use office frequently, it has been easy to create your own custom toolbars so you have what you need easily available. Most tasks could be done with one or two mouse clicks... Until Office 2007!
In Office 2007, hardly anything is customizable! You have a constantly changing tool ribbon, which takes up a lot of screen real estate.
The ribbon presents a set of icons based on what it "thinks" you will need at the moment. It is rarely right! ... so you go searching through the tabs trying to find the icon that was on the ribbon a few moments earlier! There is one small "tool bar" up on the title bar that you CAN customize, but it is not convenient, and will not hold many icons. It has the option of being moved below the ribbon, which takes up even more screen real estate, but is still very limited, and cannot be docked or moved from there.
Granted, there are third party programs, such as Ribbon Customizer and Toolbar Toggle, that add back some of the ability to customize, but it is still far inferior to what Office users are used to!
Even the third party programs, however, cannot get around the fact that there are some features in earlier Office versions that are simply NOT included in the new one. In previous versions of Powerpoint, you could add a set of icons that, with one mouse click, allowed you to adjust the vertical spacing of text. That has been omitted in 2007. In the "improved" 2007 version, you must open a dialog box, and make several mouse clicks to adjust vertical spacing!
To make matters worse, Office 2007 documents are not compatible with earlier versions. After spending years establishing formats such as .doc and .ppt as industry standards, Microsoft has introduced a version of office that does not use these formats! If you want to send a document to someone who still has Office 2003 (or any other program that reads .doc files) you need to remember to save it in that format. The default 2007 format cannot be opened by earlier versions!
Office 2007 CAN open the older formats, but even in opening earlier Office formats, there are problems. For example, most users of Powerpoint have learned the trick of adding drop shadows behind the text to make the text stand out on the screen. Office 2007 has changed the way these shadows are formed. When you open a powerpoint presentation made on an earlier version, your old drop shadows WILL NOT ANIMATE with the text. When a slide appears, the shadows of the letters are already in place, and the letters animate in on top! Mircosoft's only suggestion... go through your slides and take the old shadows out, and put new shadows in! (I tried this... it takes 30-40 minutes per presentation! ...And I have hundreds of powerpoint presentations in my file!)
For someone who never used Office before, or who just uses Word to type simple letters, 2007 may be okay, but for anyone who depends on Office for detailed tasks and productivity, 2007 is a nightmare.
I have always loved Microsoft Office. It has been an industry standard for ease of use. In my opinion, that is no longer the case. I believe Microsoft tried to produce something "different" to attract new users, but in the process totally ignored the needs of those who have used their products in the past. If you have the option of staying with an earlier version, DO NOT UPGRADE to this product!...more info
- It only gets better
My primary interest in the upgrade was Outlook. I needed a contact manager but didn't want to spend the money or time on ACT!, Gold Mine, etc. This new version offers all the heft and power I need. The upgrades of the other components seem worthwhile as well....more info
- Change for the sake of change
I bought this because my Palm Pilot and new I Touch would not sync up with my older version of Outlook. The good news: they both synched up!
The bad news: There is a slew of new menus to learn to do the simplest of Word, Excel, or Power Pt functions. For example, the icon to open a file in Word or Excel is not displayed. You can add it to a teeny menu if you like (took a while to find that). Other menus are set. For instance in "Home" menu mode, half the menu is taken up with "Style." You can't get rid of it that I know of. Then there was that heart stopping moment when I did get to the open screen and found none of my old Word documents there. I had to select 1997-2003. Phew. Of course Word reminds me that I'm using that mode all the time.
I guess my point is: Was there an effort to make this compatible in format and use for the average user or was this designed for professional keyboarders?
Also, though I don't know if it's related, once "upgraded" to 2007, my Internet Explorer locks up constantly. Could it be the constant Windows desktop search indexing? Don't know. Could just be a coincidence. Maybe MS will work on the 100 error messages I've submitted over the past week.
- What can you say, it's Office, and it works.
Everything it says it does, it does. I felt that it should have included "One Note," as it is in Office Student, but it doesn't. ...more info
- Great Product - Questionable Seller
I ordered one product and was sent AND charged for two. NO RETURN Policy seller. Now I am trying to sell the extra copy....more info