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Hans
04-23-2010, 06:20 AM
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I am wondering why they strongly recommend using the 32 instead of the 64 bit version. Hmmm...

Upper Decker
04-23-2010, 10:08 AM
Ive been running the 64 bit beta and havent found any issues with it yet. Not sure why M$ still keeps pushing 32 bit software.

Scoff
04-23-2010, 12:04 PM
The only issue I've found with 2010 is Outlook gets sync errors with my iPhone 3GS. Some nice new features in the app though and I can live with 4 error dialogs which still seem to sync my calendar & contacts etc. It had an issue the first couple times trying but once I manually configured the email accounts the calendar and contacts will sync even though it keeps displaying errors.

I've only been running 2010 since last week.

Hans
04-23-2010, 04:58 PM
It's possible they fixed these issues in the RTM. Or they might push updates out in the next couple of weeks. I am going to try the 64 bit, I don't see a reason why it would have issues.

Strife
04-24-2010, 12:26 AM
I've had Office 2010 for quite some time now. So far I havent had any bugs.

Scoff
04-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office are largely indistinguishable, except that 64-bit Office has a much higher memory capacity. As mentioned above, the extra memory capacity comes at the cost of some compatibility with existing extensions to Office, such as 32-bit versions of ActiveX Controls and some 3rd party add-ins, in addition to 32-bit versions of programs that interface directly with Office. New versions of these extensions will need to be obtained, and it will take some time for 64-bit compatible extensions to be made available.

For these reasons, we recommend running 32-bit Office 2010 even on 64-bit Windows operating systems for better compatibility. On 64-bit Windows, more applications and documents may be opened at once, and switching among them will be faster because the machine can have more physical memory for the processes to share. When the 64-bit ecosystem for Office is more mature, you’ll be able to easily migrate to 64-bit Office!

Quote by:
Ted Way,
Program Manager, Product Lifecycle and Engineering Excellence (PLEX)
Microsoft Office

http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/02/23/understanding-64-bit-office.aspx

Yep, part of the reason is 3rd party compatibility.

Hans
04-24-2010, 01:17 PM
Since I don't use those, I am good to go. The only snag I ran into is that Outlook 2007 has no way to export account and e-mail settings, which is plain odd since office 2003 does.