Microsoft Office 2007 deployment to begin Tuesday
After reviewing the test results for Microsoft Office 2007 completed last week, a decision has been made to deploy Office 2007 in a multi-phased approach. A phased approach was agreed upon because the department has computers that do not meet the minimum requirements for operating Office 2007 and because Access 2007 needs additional testing and time for modifying existing Access applications.
Two things are accomplished by using a phased approac:.
First, the software can be deployed to non-compliant computers as they are upgraded or replaced rather than creating an urgency for coming up with funds to replace or upgrade computers.
Second, it allows more time for the owners of Access business applications to modify their current Access applications and to adequately test them.
The training will be timed to coincide very closely with the installation of the software on each individual's computer. The first phase of the deployment will not include Access 2007; Access 2003 will remain on your computers and will not be upgraded until a later date.
Again, there is no urgency in upgrading or replacing the computers that do not meet the minimum requirements. Office 2003 and Office 2007 can each read and work with files created in the other version.
Nearly every command has been moved to a new location. In order to save employees from wasting time trying to find everything on their own, the HRD computer trainers have developed a half-day class called "Transition to Office 2007." This four-hour class shows employees how to find the old tools in their new locations, and demonstrates some very desirable new tools.