Classic Office for Windows XP, 7 and 8
Long-time, private users in particular often still rely on Windows XP - although Microsoft's support was discontinued at the end of 2017. Do you still have such a PC at home and still want to use a Microsoft Office? Or have you already upgraded to Windows 7 or 8, but prefer a narrow range of functions in Word and Excel? Then you have the choice between Office 2007 and Office 2010.
With , Microsoft introduced the so-called ribbon look for the first time. Instead of the previously known menu structure, a modern ribbon has now been established. This provides more order on the desktop with fold-out dialogs and tabs. An additional innovation was the document recovery function. This opens automatically the next time the program is started after a crash and allows a document to be restored at the last memory point. The new Standard introduced in this Office for Windows is OpenXML based on XML.
brought more comfort and an extended range of functions This allows all replies to a mail traffic to be clearly collapsed into a note.
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Starting with the Windows 7 version, users also have the option of switching to the relatively up-to-date Office 2013. It was the first Office for Windows that used the tile structure developed for Win 8. The reason was the increasingly popular use of apps and mobile devices.
A significant innovation under compared to its predecessor versions was the optimized use for the in-house online storage SkyDrive. Once connected to the Internet, all files in the Office are automatically stored in the cloud and can thus be used from all Windows-based devices worldwide. The revised commentary function in Word also follows on from this trend: it is reminiscent of conversations in chat programs and thus promotes an overview in the document.
Microsoft developed for devices with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. The special feature here: From now on all programs can be used cross-platform, whether PC, tablet or smartphone with Windows operating system. The specially developed mobile version has even been optimized for touch screens to facilitate operation at the touch of a finger. What else is new with Office 2016? The simultaneous editing of documents by several users has been made possible. Microsoft is also introducing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for this Office for Windows. This is a confidentiality protection for sensitive information in documents.
Microsoft Office for Windows - various editions for every need
Before Microsoft launched its first Office in 1989, the standard programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (then still Microsoft Mail) were available exclusively as Office for Windows and Apple Macintosh. In order to give users the choice, the programs are still sold individually. This is especially interesting for private users who do not need the full range of functions of the Office.
Microsoft offers its Office in different editions. This has the advantage that every user gets exactly what he really needs. But what are the most common variants? The US-American software manufacturer has been offering at least the following editions for several Office:
- Home to Student
- Home to Business
- Professional Plus
The version for private users and students contains the four most popular programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the e-mail program Outlook is also offered. If you need more functionality, you can purchase Office Professional online from . This edition is additionally supplemented by Publisher and Access. For full access to all Microsoft Office programs we offer the Professional Plus version. It also includes Skype for Business or Lync for older Office.