Microsoft on Tuesday unveils the next release of its suite of productivity applications which the software giant simply calls as “the new Microsoft Office”. Technically, this new version is the MS Office 2013 we have heard of since last year. Unlike any other older version of MS Office even its predecessor MS Office 2010, the Office 2013 brings those web apps initially made available on MS Office 365. This means that Office 2013 is more into cloud as it leverages some of Microsoft’s existing cloud-based services.
MS Office 2013 is available both for Windows 7 and Windows 8, and since its interface is based on Metro UI which undoubtedly works beautifully in Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 – Microsoft says the new office will seamlessly work with touch-enabled Windows devices.
Microsoft is still yet to announce its official offering and pricing plans comes Fall, but the company has already confirmed which Office 2013 applications will be included on MS Office 365 subscription. And that includes MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and MS Access. Read on for more through the press release after the break. (more…)