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Forrester Warns of Office 2010 Deployment Traps

Savvy IT managers know that upgrading to the newest version of Microsoft Office isn't as simple as flipping a switch, but a new report from Forrester Research helps call attention to specific pitfalls that can surface with the transition.

For one, Forrester analysts warn of compatibility issues in Office 2010 with files, templates and macros, particularly with Excel and Word. Additionally, the firm raises the specter of training challenges that can bedevil the transition. CIO Update takes a look.


With many enterprises are gearing up for, or already underway with, migrations to Microsoft Office 2010, a leading analysis firm warns decision makers to plan ahead.

"The recipe for a successful Office upgrade includes a heavy dose of planning, an ample amount of input from the business, a package of training, and just the right amount of remediation to minimize risk," said the authors of the aptly named Pitfalls To Avoid When Upgrading To Microsoft Office 2010, released this week by Forrester Research. The report was authored by Forrester researcher Philipp Karcher, along with analysts Stephen Powers, Christopher Voce, and Joseph Dang.

Read the full story at CIO Update:
Deploying Office 2010 - Avoiding the Pitfalls