Via Stephen Downes and Dave Warlick is a previous report I filed away in January. It seems that the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) doesn’t see much value in adopting MS Office 2007 for schools:
A Becta review of Office 2007 identified more than 170 new features, but considered many of them to be of more use in a business environment than an educational one.
A detailed analysis of the new functionality again found that none of the new features was a â€œmust haveâ€ for schools and colleges.
Becta said, â€œAs the costs of deployment of Office 2007 would be significant, Becta has not identified any convincing justification for the early adoption of Office 2007.â€
I’ve already said why I won’t use Vista and I don’t feel any pressure to start with Office 2007 either.