Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Microsoft Office 2013: With Greater Feasibility and Considerable Performance

On 29th January, 2013 Microsoft released Office 2013 to general availability. Microsoft Office2013 is the successor of Microsoft Office 2010 and is suitable for x64 and IA-32 systems. Office 2013 requires Windows Server 2008 R2 or later version or Windows 7. 
A public beta of Office 2013 was launched in July 2012 by Microsoft; this is well known as successor of Microsoft Office 2010. Office 2013 actually consists of two forms, Office 365 and Office 2013. It is not essential for users to purchase both since Office 2013 can be used without Office 365. Microsoft Office 2013 includes new and upgraded features like Outlook.com, Skype, Hotmail, Yammer, Flickr, Open Document (ODF), improved format support for Office Open XML (OOXML) and Portable Document Format (PDF) and support for multi-touch interfaces. Office 2013 comes with 12 different editions including 5 subscription-based editions available through Office Web Apps, the Office RT edition, 3 editions for retail outlets and 2 editions for volume licensing channel. Although Enterprises pay a price for on-premise installation, but Office RT edition for mobile and tablets, Office Web Apps are available free of charge, online.

Microsoft has made most dramatic changes to entire Microsoft Office suite that is Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook within Office 2013. As compared to Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013 comes with a multitude of templates, Cloud Interface, Cloud syncing and inline replies for Outlook. Best part of Office 2013 is on screen keyboard on which one can actually type and gesture support which will allow organizations to deploy tablets more than document viewers. Office 2013 comes with a new clean interface and “read mode” in Word 2013. One can insert audio and video from online sources in MS Word. Also PowerPoint has new “Presentation mode”. Both MS PowerPoint and MS Word have new bookmark like features which allows syncs between different computers to locate position of the document. 
All the Office programs come with better inking and improved touch when compared to Office 2010. Office 2013 has capability of broadcasting documents on the web. Users will experience subtle animations and flatter look of the Ribbon interface with Office 2013 when selecting or typing Excel 2013 and Word 2013. Users won’t find Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Microsoft Clip Organizer, Office 2007 & Office 2010 chart styles in Office 2013. Older WordArt objects are replaced with new WordArt objects. For legal reasons Custom XML Markup has been removed from MS Word. Apart from these there is a new start experience, graphical options available in MS Word, new animations, transitions and slide designs available in MS PowerPoint. Excel 2013 supports new model limits. For scheduled tasks, Outlook 2013 comes with new visualizations and it also supports Hotmail.com and Outlook.com mails. Users can experience new alignment lines while moving objects, there is online picture support with content from Flickr, Bing.com and Office.com. It also provides support from Yammer, Skype and SkyDrive. Thus by all means Office 2013 gives all new experience and great compatibility with new user interface.

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