If you are using Powerpoint for Adobe Connect presentations, you may want to wait to upgrade to Office 2007.
Currently, Adobe Connect cannot upload and convert Powerpoint 2007 files. Files saved to the older 97-2003 format from Powerpoint 2007 will usually upload successfully. However, in 2007 Powerpoint templates have been replaced with themes (which use several files instead of a single file) and these do not convert successfully when uploaded to Adobe Connect.
If you have already converted to Office 2007 and you need to use a Powerpoint presentation in Adobe Connect:
Note: 2003 templates will work in Powerpoint 2007 and will generally upload and convert in Adobe Connect, however, the template will display different colors in Adobe Connect than you will see in Powerpoint.
Many people have been wondering if there is going to be a group purchase for new computers this year. The bad news is there will not be a single or twice a year group purchase.
The GREAT news is that we still get a price discount but we get it ALL YEAR LONG.
So any computer that you order reflects the savings from Dell. New computer quotes are updated monthly and may change from month to month. You can view these quotes and place orders on EIT's orderform.
P.S. Even if the quote say's the operating system is Windows XP, EIT will be putting Windows Vista on all new computers.
Office 2007 CDs were sent to field offices in the February 2, 2007 transmittal packet.
Windows Vista DVDs will be sent to field offices in the April 13, 2007 transmittal packet.
Also beginning in April, new computers will be setup with Windows Vista and new computer setups (new computers or computers being setup for new users) will install Office 2007. These CD/DVDs are supplied through the Microsoft Campus Agreement so that you can upgrade if you choose to do so.
At present, there is no push for anyone to convert to either Office 2007 or Windows Vista. We will continue to support Windows XP and Office 2003, although at some point (announced well in advance) this support will end.
Some things to keep in mind as you plan for upgrades in your office: