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[Status update] I am starting to hate Office 2016

Several hours already trying to bypass the constant crashes...

And I need this terrible piece of... software just because of Skype for Business...


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  • Oct 24, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Thanks for say it, I almost buy it ( And now I don't will )

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 02:40 PM

    OpenOffice user since the old times when I could connect to Internet only via dial-up with a mere 56kb/s!

    To chat only, you can rely on "common" skype...or Pdgin if you want something lighter :)

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 03:52 PM

    Skype for Business is one of the few reasons why I still cannot switch to Linux as my main OS - the web app is not good enough.

    For now I solved the issue by installing the option for office 2016 with 2013 apps and as a workaround I keep Thunderbird and LibreOffice in Windows7. Let's hope that the 2013 apps are not so bug-infested as the 2016 ones.

    • Oct 24, 2016 at 04:33 PM

      But what are the issues with Office 2016? I am currently using it with SAP EPM for Business Planning and Consolidation ans have no serios issues

      • Oct 24, 2016 at 05:10 PM

        It was the famous ntdll.dll exception code 0xc0000005 whenever you run or close office 2016 applications... quite annoying to get multiple popups for appcrash restarting and stopping the app. I am almost sure there is no hardware problem - checked the RAM, CPU and HDD. Everything else worked

        Usually I get only minor problems with the audio refusing from time to time to work in Skype for Business, but OK.. I know, my laptop was never meant to work with Windows 7 and I played with the drivers to get it working. Not a big deal- I just need to disable/enable the HD audio from the device manager and all is good.

        All probably depends a lot on windows and office version and on combinations with additional software. The mystery was that when the crashes started I have not changed or updated anything.

        I suspect that a manual check for updates (nothing installed) somehow managed to corrupt my profile data for office365 applications and that MS does not clean up everything after a full uninstall and several restarts - just a theory.

        For me office 2016 does not add much value compared to office 2013, which I used in the past...

        • Oct 24, 2016 at 05:19 PM

          May be you can try Windows 10? In my system I have Windows 10 64 bit and Office 2016 32-bit with a lot of other software... and no serious issues.

          • Oct 24, 2016 at 07:36 PM

            It really depends on what software you need and how much you depend on that to put food on the table. I am not planning to switch to Windows 10 in the near future, if at all. Most likely the end result will be some Linux distro for browsing/e-mail and a VM with Windows 7 for other stuff or dual-boot.

            • Oct 24, 2016 at 07:41 PM

              In general Windows 10 is not so bad :) And in some cases you simply can't avoid using MS Office.

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