On 06/03/2012 05:43, Erich wrote:
> it is new to me that Microsoft asks for a Windows update when a new
> Office version appears at the scene.
Actually it's very common for Windows applications to specify a minimum
OS service pack level. To stretch the analogy a bit, you're also not
going to find any modern Windows application that will run on Windows
98, for example.
> Microsoft also does not ask to update all other applications before
> the latest Office can be installed.
I commonly get prompted to update the .Net I have installed, and/or to
install a newer version altogether when installing the latest and
greatest Windows applications.
As with all things computery, your mileage may vary.