Let’s focus for a minute on one of the key players in the Office 365 suite – Word – just to reiterate how powerful and indispensable these tools are in the data management, transmission, and sharing of information within and between organizations worldwide.
Here’s a brief look at just how much Microsoft Word has been helping individuals and companies express themselves creatively in a computer-networked world.
The first version of Microsoft Word was developed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers hired by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1981.The first Word version, Word 1.0, was released in October 1983 for Xenix and MS-DOS. The first Windows version of Word was released in 1989, with a slightly improved interface. When Windows 3.0 was released in 1990, Word became a huge commercial success. Word for Windows 1.0 was followed by Word 2.0 in 1991 and Word 6.0 in 1993. Then it was renamed to Word 95 and Word 97, Word 2000 and Word for Office XP (to follow Windows commercial names).
With the release of Windows 3.0 in 1990, sales began to pick up and Microsoft soon became the market leader for word processors for IBM PC-compatible computers. In 1991, Microsoft capitalized on Word for Windows’ increasing popularity by releasing a version of Word for DOS, version 5.5, that replaced its unique user interface with an interface similar to a Windows application. When Microsoft became aware of the Year 2000 problem, it made Microsoft Word 5.5 for DOS available for download free. As of March 2014, it is still available for download from Microsoft’s website. In 1991, Microsoft embarked on a project code-named Pyramid to completely rewrite Microsoft Word from the ground up. Both the Windows and Mac OS versions would start from the same code base. It was abandoned when it was determined that it would take the development team too long to rewrite and then catch up with all the new capabilities that could have been added in the same time without a rewrite. Instead, the next versions of Word for Windows and Mac OS, dubbed version 6.0, both started from the code base of Word for Windows 2.0.
With the release of Word 2003, the numbering was again year-based. Since then, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, and most recently, Word 2016 have all been released for Windows.
Released in 2016, Microsoft Word 16 is the most modern, up-to-date version of the venerable word processing application. New features include the tell me, share, and faster shape formatting options. Others include the “work together in real time“ feature which allows users to store documents on Share Point or OneDrive, improved version history and smart lookup tool as well. As normal, several editions of the program were released as well, including one for home and one for business.
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Microsoft Office 365 Help San Francisco Companies Can Count On
Sure, you can get plenty of tips and pointers on how to use MS Word and Office 365 on the Microsoft support website and chat forums. But, when you need to add a critical Office 365 software update to your entire office, you need local IT software pros who can even make onsite visits (in addition to remote support) to help ensure you’re getting the right software upgrade, licensing and useful applications for a growing business network.
If you’re not completely satisfied with your Office productivity quotient, give Intivix a call – there’s always room for improvement. Microsoft Office 365 is the right tool at the right time for growing companies like yours, and we are the Office 365 consultants in San Francisco, Oakland, and the entire Bay Area who can get you maximum usage out of MS Office.
We have the types of special business-aligned software and hardware provisions that meet the data management and transmission assurance needs of our professional and small business clients. We also understand that efficient data management and processing is a must-have for accountants and other professionals and that their IT networks need to meet such demand on an ongoing basis.
Consequently, our Office 365 consulting includes the deployment of data management technology that addresses or includes:
We understand how much information technology has impacted accounting and data management processes for professionals and enterprises in both very beneficial and challenging ways. Our goal is to remove the IT worries, so you can get on with meeting your own clients’ needs and the inherent business demands of your day.
We also employ a flat-fee, scalable pricing option for growing small businesses on up to large enterprises, which helps you manage and measure costs in a more beneficial way.
As part of the Microsoft Partner Network, we simply want to see our clients get the best technology management solutions at prices that are cost-effective. Because a happy client is what we as Bay Area Microsoft Office 365 consultants are striving for!
Whether you need a critical update to Word, Office 365, other MS program, contact us today to get the best data management solutions for your business. Call us at (403) 457-1478 or email us for more information on getting a Microsoft Office 365 consultant in San Francisco who can propel your business growth to new heights!