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Microsoft will be pushing Office 2013 into the mobile world with the Windows 8.1 update public preview on June 26th. The company announced today at Computex that small x86 tablets will be available with Microsoft Office 2013 built in. On top of that, Outlook 2013 will be coming to ARM-based Windows RT tablets at the same time. Acer Iconia W3 Right now, Windows RT already supports the core suite of Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, an even OneNote. The notable exception was Outlook, which was frustrating for mobile users who relied heavily on the email software. Windows CFO and CMO Tami Reller pointed to the Acer Iconia W3 as one of the new x86 tablets that will include Office Home and... Read more...
Microsoft has apparently realized that the changes it made to Office 2013's licensing scheme weren't going over well with its customer base and has agreed to modify the original agreement. Not long after the new Office suite launched, sharp-eyed bloggers noticed that the licensing agreement had been altered. Previous Office versions, including Office 2010, had allowed retail copies of the program to be transferred from one computer to another, provided the application was only used on one PC at a time. Office 2013 changed that. The OEM and retail products both insisted that the program could only be installed on one PC, period, forever. If your PC died, or was replaced, you had to buy a new copy... Read more...
The coding and testing phase of Microsoft's next generation Office productivity suite -- Office 2013 -- is complete, with the focus now shifting to distribution. It starts with pushing the software out to RTM, or Release to Manufacturing, which means it's available to OEMs and business partners. "This is the most ambitious release of Office we've ever done," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Division. "It spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications. We are proud... Read more...
Windows 8 will be available Oct. 26th. Today, Microsoft ended months of speculation about Windows 8's launch date by announcing it at the Microsoft Global Exchange sales conference, shortly before Brandon LeBlanc broke the news to the public via the Windows blog. Microsoft gave fans a general time frame a few weeks ago, but hasn't provided an official date until now. Several news sites predicted that Oct. 25th would be the date, based on the Windows 7 launch, but Microsoft shook things up. A little. As we noted earlier, you'll be able to upgrade for $39.99. Not every user will be counting the days to the Oct. 26th launch (after all, many people are pretty happy with older Windows versions), but... Read more...
Rumor has it Microsoft will unveil to the world its Office 2013 (codenamed Office 15) next-generation productivity suite on Monday, July 16. In the meantime, the Redmond software giant has created a new blog called 'Office Next' that's being virtually penned by PJ Hough, Corporate Vice President of Program Management of Microsoft's Office Division. "Welcome to the Office Next blog. I'm really excited to kick off this conversation and connect you with the engineers who are building future releases of Office—here, they'll discuss the improvements we make, the designs we choose and the data and feedback that inform our decisions," Hough writes in his introductory post. The next version of... Read more...