Is Office 2010 worth the upgrade?

Summary:Patch Monday delivers the verdict on a build of Microsoft's next version of its Office suite that has found its way on the internet. We look at what happened in the Federal Budget as well as discuss the fallout from CeBIT.

Patch Monday delivers the verdict on a build of Microsoft's next version of its Office suite that has found its way on the internet. We look at what happened in the Federal Budget as well as discuss the fallout from CeBIT.

Domain name specialist NetRegistry came under fire for using women dressed as nurses for promotional activities at the CeBIT trade fair last week. We discuss the debate, its impact and whether the domain registrar gained a lot of free publicity.

The dispute between the Australian domain name regulator, auDa and Bottle Domains continues with the regulator undoing a transfer of customer's domains to another registrar that appears to be associated with Bottle Domains. One reseller had called on the Federal Government to resolve the dispute and feels it is "caught in the middle". Is it time for Senator Conroy to get involved?

The Federal Budget was handed down last week and by and large there were no big surprises or big announcements for IT. The Patch Monday team examines the money for smart grids and lack of federal spending on e-health.

Today we took Office 2010 Technical Preview for a spin and examine whether it is worth the cost of upgrading, and what improvements have been made over its predecessor.

Topics: Enterprise Software, CEBIT, Legal, Social Enterprise

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Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for t... Full Bio

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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