Besides revealing Windows 8 that is said to debut this October, Microsoft also unveiled the hotly anticipated Office 2013, which brings new features like tablet touchscreen support and cloud-based functionality to the productivity suite table.
Here’s our initial review about Office 2013.
A brief look at Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office applications were first introduced 10 years ago and, to be honest, that seems like yesterday to us. The 3 basic apps in the suite — Word, Excel and PowerPoint — were considered “mature” during those days, and we thoroughly enjoyed using them, at home and at work.
Right from a school boy making his school projects on PowerPoint, a college kid working on his college assignments in Microsoft Word, to a Business working on a financial report on Excel, everyone — whether they loved Office or not — used, or at least had, Office Suite on their Windows PCs and laptops.
Microsoft knew this was probably their best program ever, and that’s when Office Suite saw a fresh upgrade with newer and useful apps like Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Picture Manager, OneNote, SharePoint and Visio Viewer.
Today, Office Suite clearly drives in good chunk of revenue to Microsoft. Why? Because the apps bundled with Office Suite are certainly useful. But with the new Office 2013 Suite, Microsoft plans to break all its previous records. Is Office 2013 really that good? Let’s find out.
Microsoft pulls wraps off Office 2013
The preview version of Office 2013 was launched in July 2012. Available for free download, Office 2013 improves all the apps — both visually and technically — to a greater degree. You will feel better after using the new Office Suite, as it is has been completely revamped: