As expected earlier, Microsoft has announced the new Office 2013 and Office 360 service to the world. The Office 2013 will be compatible with different type of inputs that include, touch, stylus, mouse and keyboard.
The upcoming Windows 8 will have support for touch tablet PC’s and thus, Microsoft office will also have that support. Some of the key new features of Office 2013 and Office 360 are;
- Support for touch tablet PC’s.
- Ability to save files directly to the cloud (Skydrive).
- New applications – One Note and Lync
- Office 360 will allow you to run all the office apps from any device just by logging into your Skydrive account.
- Yammer, the enterprise social network has also been integrated into the Office.
- Integration of Skype.
- Power Point now has a “presentation mode”.
- Embed video or multimedia in Word with drag and drop.
- OneNote has a completely different menu.
Microsoft is very enthusiastic about the Office 2013, and the work that they have done clearly shows the reason. The layout has been started from scratch for good, and it has taken them a good period to reach the stage.
“It feels like it’s 1995 at Microsoft again. We have the most exciting, vibrant, dynamic operating system in years with Windows 8 and we combine that with the most exciting, vibrant new version of Office in years,” – Steve Balmer, Microsoft CEO
There are consumers and industries who won’t welcome all the changes that has been introduced, and may longer time to adopt. Industry in general like to a stable thing. However, Microsoft doesn’t seem to be worried about the skeptics as they have got a product which is really good.
Hit the below link to get a copy of Consumer Preview Office 2013.
Source (PC World)