July 16th, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft Office 2013 (also Office 15) Public Preview in San Fransisco.
Microsoft Office 15 is dropping support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in this version of Office. They are continuing to support Windows 7, and obviously Windows 8.
When you open Office, you see a video. The video is emphasizing the fact that documents are now available everywhere, thanks to SkyDrive.
This version of Office is heavily integrated with the Cloud. Well, SkyDrive. Microsoft’s Cloud-based service. Microsoft Office will be saving docs in the cloud automatically, to your SkyDrive account.
The iconic Microsoft Word comes with full PDF support. Including editing PDFs. It also comes with a great feature that allows you to Resume Reading wherever you left off (Thank you so much, Microsoft)!
The new and improved Design tab allows you to easily change document themes, borders, watermarks etc.
Powerpoint is just beautiful. It comes with some fantastic (and some ugly) new themes. Powerpoint is mainly redesigned, but has few new features. It is automatically in widescreen (16:9) and it also allows you to Present Online.
Excel, OneNote and Outlook 2013
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It takes some time to download Office. Make sure you have some. You can download Office 2013/Office 15 here.
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