Article: Embrace Office 2013, But Avoid Microsoft’s Migration Strategy
Many organizations are considering an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013, especially with product support for Office 2003 ending in April 2014. While Microsoft offers a free upgrade assessment tool – Telemetry – it downplays early, comprehensive file discovery and corresponding risk planning but instead ultimately promotes a reactive approach to fixing conflicts identified by users.
Such an avoidance strategy and the related technical flaws in Microsoft’s recommended migration upgrade strategy result in undue delays and productivity losses for end users, demand for greater IT support and hidden costs from required remediation.
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