Microsoft Office 2007 Implementation
As you know, Mansfield ISD Technology Development installed Microsoft Office 2003 in Summer 2009 for teachers and students at our PreK-8 campuses.
Users report that Office 2003 represents a major upgrade over StarOffice and/or OpenOffice.
It is exciting to hear from many of our customers that they are ready to make the transition to Office 2007. In many ways, we are, too. After all, it is 2010, right?
The reason that Office 2003 was installed initially is that many of the computers in the district cannot run Office 2007 well, if at all. Training needs are another consideration. Those may have diminished, however, as more teachers, students, and staff members use Office 2007 in other settings.
Another issue is deployment. At this point, many of the installations would need to be completed “by hand.” Once more of the network upgrades are complete, the process of installing the software can be automated to a greater degree so that the campus support technicians can continue to address individual work orders.
We are considering the 2010-2011 school year as a great time to make this upgrade.
What do you think?