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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 246 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stick with 2007

    Posted
    Squarepants
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have used Office 2003, 2007, and now 2010 (used on a 60 day trial basis) I was so afraid to switch from Office 2003 to Office 2007, but when I did and when I had time to play around and teach myself just how much more convenient it was I immediately fell in love with it. When I switched to Office 2010 for the trial, I immediately noticed differences that I did not like. I did not like that they removed the little Microsoft logo file drop down menu and replaced it with an actual file drop down menu with less options and combined options. It makes it more difficult to find the things you need. The printing is less useful and is not designed like it is in Office 2003-2004 and Office 2007. I changed the color scheme to blue from silver immediately also because I didn't like the classic look of the Office version. It's new, not old! Overall, yes the programs are designed great but I don't see the need to upgrade to Office 2010 when you have Office 2007. Office 2007 is better in the fact that it is easier to use. Why spend money on an upgrade when you aren't getting anything. Also, even if you are a student at college and the school provides the software for you, I still recommend you to stick with Office 2007, at least until they come out with something better. I love Microsoft! I love Windows 7! But they made a product that is appealing enough to upgrade to. Just because they added a way to collaborate with partners and work on documents together. There are other ways of doing so and I am sure that they will come up with something for Office 2007 that allows you to do that like an add-in of some type.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only average due to the installation

    Posted
    ejones0310
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    What can I say about Office? Everyone uses it, so if you want to be compatible you almost have to use it. The suite has all the features you expect, and performs as you would expect. But, you would think that by now Microsoft would have mastered the installation process. On my install, everything went fine until the end when it was about to place a rollback copy into the config.msi file. But because the config.msi file had become corrupted, the install failed. Not only did it fail, but after fixing the config.msi file I couldn't install the program over what was left of it. So, I tried to uninstall it, but it wouldn't uninstall because the installation program didn't support my language? English? It doesn't support English. As it turns out, it was East Asian that was missing. Other than my installation problems, it works great. But, I think Microsoft has gotten a little too big for their britches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't switch from 2007 to the 2010 update!!!

    Posted
    taj506
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I just bought a new laptop and decided it was finally time for ma to update MIcrosoft office from the 98 version (i think).When i went to buy the program I didn't even realize that there was a new 2010 version available...so before I bought it I downloaded the free trial of it. My laptop had already installed the trial for the 2007 version on it so I was able to compare them side by side and they are pretty much the same except for the file menu (where you print, save, and open new documents from) at least on the MIcrosoft Word. My school has the 2007 version on all their computers and I was assured that I would be able to open and save documents on either version. The 2007 version takes some getting use to, but is great and convenient to use once you do get used to it. I would recommend this to a friend only if they didn't already have the 2007 version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good software, but Microsoft's manipulations

    Posted
    NateOceanside

    This is typical Microsoft manipulation. Don't get me wrong, this is great software, especially Excel. However, when I bought my new HP Mini netbook, I'm offered a deal for this software for only $99. Of course that's only good for a SINGLE installation. But I have a desktop machine too. So I return the $99 stuff and buy this $149 version (same programs but up to THREE installs). Trouble is I also need Outlook and want Access which aren't included. But *those* programs are available separately for $140 EACH. Of course if you are a student you can download Outlook, Access, and Publisher for free. Microsoft, please sell us your products at a fair price and without all the marketing shenanigans!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "MS Office 2010" has an extremely fast load time.

    Posted
    DeadmanInc
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    While trying to write this review, I kept stumbling over the right words. If you are a "MS Office '07" user, you will quickly notice some new changes. First, "MS Office 2010" has an extremely fast load time. Click. Bang. Loaded. Its that fast. Second, the redundant gui has been stripped down. Even though the annoying ribbon is still there, the robust gui surrounding the applications has been removed. Third, they cleaned up the Office button features. Everything feels more organized. Some hidden features have been brought up to the surface, so you do not have to do any digging. My only issue with this version is the lack of MS Outlook. Bummer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, but trouble installing

    Posted
    Saratoga
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I could not get MS Office 2010 to install on my laptop. Finally had to re-install Win 7, then MS Office 2010 installed fine. Main reason I finally upgraded from MS Office 2000 was that the opportunity to get 3 licenses for $99 (bestbuy.com deal) would end when Office 2013 came out. Then it will cost as much for just one license or that much every year for a subscription for five licenses. Since I only update my office software every decade or so and only need three licenses this was a good idea for me. Plus, I called Microsoft and they said that I will be able to upgrade one of my three 2010 licenses to 2013 and still keep the other two MS Office 2010 licenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    cant use it without a dvd drive!!

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    bought this to load onto my laptop and desktop dell computers.....laptop no problem....SURE WISH THIS WOULD HAVE COME WITH A BIG FAT LABEL STATING IT IS A DVD!! cant use it on my older dell 4700 as this does not have a dvd drive.....several attempts to download the program have had failures and disastrous results~this after long long long download sessions on broadband connex no less....i am now attempting to get this from microsoft on cds so that i can use it on the desktop computer. i spent a fair amount of money on this, and i expect to be able to use it on more than one computer here....at least to rewrite my resume and get a job to pay for the thing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast loading office! Finally!

    Posted
    Stryyker
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    It flies open faster than previous versions I've used. The toolbar across the top took some getting used to since I've mainly used the XP and 2003 versions, didn't have much experience with 2007. Price as always is a little high, but that's the way Microsoft is. One thing I don't like is that Outlook isn't included like it is on the Mac Office version...(I know it's not "Outlook" on the Mac, but a mail client is still included on it at least)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary for any student

    Posted
    Cala1

    Ok, from a novice's point of view....was beside myself that I had to pay for Microsoft Word, etc and then had difficulty installing it on the laptop. Took it back to Best Buy for assistance and they wanted to charge me $30 to install it. I know the product is good and necessary for any student...was disappointed with the lack of help from Best Buy. When I made the purchase, along with a year's warranty, the sales person told me if I had any problems/issues just to take it back in and they would help me...never mentioned a fee for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWSOME

    Posted
    CameraFinatic
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had Microsoft 2010 for 2+ months and it is great. It has many new features and most I have not discovered yet. I noticed many new features in PowerPoint. I think that if you have Microsoft 2003 or older you should definantly get this. If you have Microsoft 2007, you can probably sitck with that until the next one comes out because there isn't a huge difference between 2007 and 2010.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good value for the standard-setter

    Posted
    LYHTechDad
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I've been an Office user for almost as long as it's been around. I was satisfied to continue using the 2003 version, but with growing teenagers in the house, the number of laptops is also growing. So, it was time for more licenses. I'd had my eye on OneNote for a while now, so the additional money for this Student edition was not a big deal. Office 2010 is a great value, and OneNote is probably the best reason to buy this instead of using Open Office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for multiple computers

    Posted
    peopleof6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I just bought 2 new laptops. One had a CD drive and one laptop didn't. This product was an EASY install either way. You could install it through their website or through the CD disk provided. It was perfect for our family because my daughter needed this product for college on her new laptop and I needed it for my new laptop I bought for home for my kids still in high school. You get 3 installations off this product, so I still have one available to use later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This MS software bundle has it all!

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This bundle includes four Microsoft office applications: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), Powerpoint (presentation creator), Onenote (file saving and sharing). The collection of applications satifies nearly all software needs for student and home office use and will serve most small business, public service and larger, nontechnical office needs as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and basic

    Posted
    ChariP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's a great package deal. You pay one price and get to put the suite on three different devices. BUT, if you mess up the installation on the second device, like I did...you have to call into the Microsoft help desk for help. They were fast, courteous, and very thorough in helping. She didn't end the help session until she was convinced that all aspects of the program was working fine again. It's a great deal for a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive software

    Posted
    Mooseman
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was finally convinced to upgrade from Windows XP. This is better with more options and tools. I am still learning what the differences are and how to use the new toolbars. I have held off because I don't like loosing a quarter of the page to these toolbars but I am getting used to it. I wish you could get all of the options of these programs with the old dropdown menus of XP that only take up a half inch at the top of the page..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasant upgrade

    Posted
    Doug57
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Still unfamiliar with all the changes in this version, but learning the whereabouts of everything is coming easily with use. Enjoy this interface much more than what I'm accustomed to (Office 2000) and actually look forward to using it. Sometimes I find myself thinking of excuses TO use it. Hard to beat the price break for three seats of this package. I'd spend that money again..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what was expected.

    Posted
    jekmba
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Having MS-Office at home eliminates added training and file conversion issues. I would recommend this for those who are new to using MS-Office at work - to be able to learn more about Word & Excel while at home to gain an edge in their job. For those like me, it means being able to spend less time at the office without loosing productivity. If you have students in your family, this is a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I have always liked MS products

    Posted
    jwizardtree
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have used these programs for many years, was a little disappointed in the cost and the fact that you don't get as many programs included as i have in the past. I would like to have the whole package but it's not worth the added expense for as much as I use it. (outlook, publisher, money, family lawyer, access, etc.). This purchase was to upgrade an outdated software that I have been using in the past.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft Winner

    Posted
    HSTwinMom

    Since the PCs we purchased were already preloaded with a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010, installation was a breeze. Only have to click on the icon, enter the product key, and pc loads it from online. NOTE: It was extremely fast, but that is also attributed to the fact that the PC is fast and the internet connection is FIOS. Kids love it for doing their school projects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm happy with this product and price.

    Posted
    DEK200
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this product from Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" which made it affordable. I have wanted to buy this product for updated knowledge on Microsoft Office. I have the 2000 Professional which, of course, does not have all of the new bells and whistles and since I teach basic computer classes in a senior community, current knowledge is always important. Thank you Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend