Microsoft Office has proven to be a very popular suite of applications since its inception in 1988. Office is used in homes and businesses around the world with some estimates noting that this software is used by over a billion people.
The selection of Office versions at My Choice Software includes Microsoft Office 2007 for Small Business. In addition to Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint — applications that are included in most versions of Office — the small business version features Accounting Express 2008. Note that Microsoft Office for small business is geared for companies with 1 to 25 employees.
The 2007 version of Office uses the Office Open XML file format as the default file format and this format is the same that is used in all releases after 2007. Prior to this, each version of office used its own proprietary format, making compatibility between versions difficult. Free document converters are available that allow users Office 2003 users, for example, to view Office 2000 documents, but the converter would have to be downloaded.
One major similarity between all Office suites is the ability for third-party companies to write plug-ins that will add features to the applications in the suite. The add-ins available in the Microsoft Office Store that are available for download would not be possible if Microsoft had kept all aspects of Office behind their corporate walls.
One of the many great features of the Office suite is that older versions of the suite can be used with newer operating systems. For example, computers with Windows 10 can support Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013 in addition to the latest Office version, Office 2016. This allows computer users to upgrade their operating system while keeping their older software applications and files intact.