Microsoft Office 2013 launch set for Q1 2013

Dec 06, 12 Microsoft Office 2013 launch set for Q1 2013

The latest upcoming version Office 2013 is the successor to Microsoft Office 2010, it is an official version for Microsoft Office Productivity Suite. The Office 2013 will run on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 or later and is suitable for IA–32 and x64 systems.

Business customers around the world waiting for productivity tools to enhance their work deliveries can now breath at ease, since the Microsoft Office 2013 launch is set for 2013 first quarter. Through Microsoft’s Volume Licensing the new Office products–including Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 of the on-premises versions can now be purchased.

After the release of Office 2013 in the first quarter it will soon be available digitally and from direct retailers. Here is the list of features that can be found on Office 2013

  • Touch Mode along with touch enhancements.
  • Flatter look of the Ribbon interface and subtle animations when typing or selecting (Word and Excel)
  • Microsoft Outlook now has a new visualization for scheduled tasks
  • New Start Experience
  • New graphical options in Microsoft Word
  • New alignment lines when moving objects
  • Online picture support with content from Office.com, Bing.com and Flickr
  • Resume Reading in Word and PowerPoint
  • New slide designs, animations and transitions in PowerPoint 2013
  • Support for Outlook.com and Hotmail.com in Outlook
  • Support for Skype and Yammer
  • Excel 2013 supports new model limits.

Unlike the previous versions of Microsoft’s Office, the Office 2013 is more of cloud based. The user’s Sky Drive will act as the default save location. Microsoft is hoping that users will get Office 2013 through Office 365.

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