I’ve been having a very “GET OFF MY LAWN” moment the past two days. Long story short, I dabbled with my company access to Office 365 the past couple days. I was like…WOW…this is great, I have access to all these great tools that are constantly updated. In reality, I only need two things: MS Word and MS Excel. That’s it.
So I get to work on some articles out at work and I’m trucking along and everything seems OK. I see the documents are saving in real time I guess. I get paged, shut my computer off, go flying, and come back home this morning and hop on Office 365 from home. Go to open the document that is supposed to be in the One Drive, and it is an old document. I lost like half of what I typed. Grrrr…what the heck?
So I open my laptop, that I had been using at work, fire up 365 there, and I see there is a newer copy of the document saved locally. Great, I didn’t lose anything. So now I want to work on it on my home PC. I try to send it to my desktop or Dropbox or something and the computer says my account doesn’t allow for that. In fact, the file is saved on my company One Drive or something and I can see now way to export it, it keeps telling me to login to 365 and when I do it says that function is not supported. Argh.
I feel myself getting warm and angry. That happens sometimes.
Anyway, long story short. I just dug out an old CD/DVD burner, plugged it in to my USB port (no DVD players on any of my computers these days…lol) and dug out an old copy of Office 2007 Ultimate that I had in a closet. Installed it to my desktop and laptop…and I am in love with how quick, fast, responsive, and simple it is to use. No keyboard input delays, no shared file stuff, no integration or clouds or anything. I love it.
Thinking about downgrading my phone soon too…