I need to decide between installing the 32-bit versus 64-bit version of Office 2010 Professional.
Two computers involved. One Dell desktop workstation (Precision Workstation T7500, xeon processors, 8 cores) runs Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. One Dell laptop (Latitude E4200, Core 2 Duo , 2 cores) runs Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The workstation is being upgraded from Office 2003. The laptop is new.
I do quite a bit of work with large Excel files (some over 50,000 rows / 50 columns) and with Pivot Tables on the workstation which is my primary computer. The laptop is for travel and mostly for doing presentations / briefings with some Excel/PowerPoint/Word work while traveling.
Microsoft seems to urge NOT using their 64-bit version as on this page:
Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 2010
It is almost as if they put out the 64-bit version and then did nothing to ensure that add-ins (theirs or others) will work with it.
I suppose I could always go with the 32-bit version for now and change to the 64-bit version later.
I am looking for your practical experience, perspectives, and recommendations about pro's and con's of going with the 64-bit version.