Microsoft decides to compare Office with OpenOffice.org

Microsoft has released a set of videos, comparing its Microsoft Office suite with OpenOffice.org, a freeware alternative to Microsoft Office. It has released a video, A Few Perspectives on OpenOffice.org, where several customers have shared their experiences with OpenOffice.org and why they came back to Microsoft Office.

“Microsoft Office is designed to give your people the best productivity experience, help IT be more efficient, and add business value. By choosing Microsoft Office, you’re equipping your business with a dependable set of tools that will help add value to your business, enhance your IT strategy, and strategically support your business today and in the future.

In comparison OpenOffice.org offers a limited set of productivity tools that don’t deliver the full range of features your users need for the best productivity experience. In addition, OpenOffice.org lacks the required interoperability, infrastructure, tools, and architecture. So, you risk additional IT complexity that may lead to hidden costs that can negate any license savings.”

Read this brochure released by Microsoft and find out the five things to consider before you rely on OpenOffice.org.

They have also released the following videos:

  • Microsoft Word vs OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint vs. OpenOffice.org Impress
  • Microsoft Excel vs. OpenOffice.org Calc.

Why did Microsoft suddenly decide to compare itself with OpenOffice.org?

A comment there by shan3 made an interesting read:  “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Another comment by me2l: I always thought MS OFFICE is way better product than Openoffice.org, speaking for the masses, but it really felt sad to see MS making this video. I thought MS OFFICE was unshakable, rather it should be worried about competition to Google Docs…all the best to LibreOffice”.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.