In my previous posts (Part 1 and Part 2) I wrote about problems you might face when installing SharePoint 2007 for a customer who still uses Office 2003. I presumed that majority of customers is still using older versions of Office applications. At that time I could not provide any data to argument it. I finally found a research by Forrester Research.

Here are the results:

  • 40% of companies adopted Office 2007,
  • 60% are still using Office XP,
  • and 46% of the companies included in this research are still using Office 2003.

In Part 2 I outlined the differences between Office 2007 applications and Office 2003, the diferences are probably similar for Office XP.

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