Working with computers has become much easier after Microsoft announced the release of the touch based Office 2013 for Windows 8. The new cloud based version of Microsoft Office boasts of offering a highly productive suite coupled with a user- friendly touch interface. Now, the cloud based application on office will be something new and innovative to the users. With the integration of cloud to your Microsoft office, you no more need to worry about losing your important documents! All your documents, files, images, videos and a lot more are saved by default on SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a cloud based storage folder where you can store all your data in one place and access it from any device that is connected to it. This gives you instant access to your files from any place and also enables you to share them easily using SkyDrive.
Office 2013 contains all your favorite programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, OneNote, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Access. These Microsoft programs have been developed further to give all users great versatility while working on them. Office 2013 will be available on Smartphones, laptops, tablets and also desktop PCs.
If you are looking for a very intuitive interface that will allow you to quickly swap between different applications and handle your programs with ease, then Office 2013 will give you just that. The ribbon interface that was available in Office 2007 is now carried on to 2013 but comes with bigger text and resizable ribbon menus which will save screen space. Now, you can access account settings directly by clicking on your photo which is synched with your Microsoft account and is displayed on top of the screen. And, the all new touch screen can surely improve your productivity.
The hype in Office 2013 is all about the integration of cloud based services. Unlike previous office applications that save your documents in Drives, this one uses SkyDrive which stores data online. You can send files easily, either by sharing your URL with other people or inviting them to follow a certain link. The best thing is that Microsoft Word is connected to social networking sites like Facebook to let you share photos straight away without even downloading them.
What is new in Office 2013?
· You can edit PDF files as you would with your Word document without the need for any additional software.
· With Timeline Slicer, you can filter data for a particular time period. For instance, employee attendance for the month of January 2012.
· Flash Fill is yet another innovation to Excel which suggests data that you could fill in for certain columns by tracking the information you have already stored
· One notable advancement in Office 2013 is the working of SharePoint that has a mailbox. You can work with Outlook and SharePoint simultaneously.
So, all those lucky Windows 7 and 8 users can readily install Office 2013 on their devices by signing in using their live ID. But, the sad thing is that it will not work on XP or Vista. Office 2013 is worth buying as it comes with automatic updates, a revamped interface and a horde of amazing capabilities.