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Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: IT Decision-maker Perception
This white paper presents the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft Corporation to help IT organizations

help desk staff  end users? What IT help desk and training support capabilities do I need to have to support the Fluent user interface? Microsoft commissioned this study to provide answers to these questions, and to help IT organizations considering Office 2007 adoptions anticipate the impact that the Fluent user interface may have on their end users. The primary findings from the study include: IT decision-makers report that users react positively to the benefits of the Fluent user interface. Many organizations

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