Major milestones in the history of Microsoft Office
With rumors that Monday will be announcing the next version of Microsoft Office Office Suite 2013, decided to recall the milestones that have marked the history of software, one of the most used applications work in the world and Microsoft estimated , in 2010, which is around one billion computers using it frequently:
- While Word, Exel and PowerPoint existed before the appearance of Office, the interesting thing is that the first version was for Mac computers, under the name “Office 1″ August 1, 1989. Just one year later, on November 19, 1990, is when it presents in its version for Windows PCs.
- We can not remember Clippy , the virtual assistant that debuted in Office 97 and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the worst inventions in history alongside products such as asbestos, leaded gasoline and betamax tapes. He survived for 10 years until it was finally removed in the 2007 Office release. Nothing anyone surprised.
- The implementation of Open XML in Office 2007, that is, when everyone started having trouble reading the new files of Office that had an ‘x’ at the end of its extension. From time to time the typical Word file is no longer *. Doc, but *. Docx to the confusion of thousands of users around the world. Few knew that to get out of trouble in an emergency and read a. Docx file in previous versions to Office 2007, it was enough to change the extension to. Zip and unzip it.
- Office 97 was the latest version of the Suite out on diskettes and became the business application that has been sold faster, with 20 million licenses in less than a year, ie about 60,000 licenses daily.
- Office XP was the first version of the suite that had no type of easter egg , in contrast to earlier versions such as Office 97, which once had a flight simulator hidden in Excel and Word Pinball , or 95 Exel I had the ” hall of tortured souls “, a 3D mini game like Doom.