An IT director mentioned recently it would be nice to know which versions of Microsoft Office law firms were using as he was fed up of vendors trying to fob him off with the lame excuse that they couldn’t support his firm because “no-one else uses your version of Office”. So are law firms ahead or behind the curve when it comes to Office? Take part in our next readers poll to find out.

We are covering every iteration of Office since 1995 – although we also have an option for anyone using an earlier system (those would be the ones where the users manuals are written in latin). You can find the poll on the Insider website – legaltechnology.com – and, as ever, all responses remain strictly confidential.

• The next version Office – slated for early 2009 – will apparently be Office 14. Microsoft are jumping direct from Office 12 (aka 2007) so as to avoid unlucky number 13.