Upgraded Office 2013 involves touch gestures, encyclopedia, Skype, cloud and social media integration, all good for PC or Mac, but no android or iOS compatibility.
Steve Balmer boasts:
“We are incredibly well and uniquely positioned to delight our customers with stunning new Windows PCs, tablets and phones that light up with world-class entertainment, communications and productivity services.”
The new Office 365 is being released by Microsoft as a follow up to Windows 8 reinvention. It will be offered for one time cash, or yearly subscriptions.
READ: Office 365 vs Office 2013 !
Office 365 Home Premium edition is available for $140, while a year subscription allowing up to 5 devices will cost you $100. Included in these prices are 60 minutes of Skype calling a month and 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage. If you’d purchased copy of Office 2010 lately you may qualify for a free Office 365 upgrade. University students get a very sweet deal of $1.67 per month, if they sign up for 4 years. They can also prepay for $79.99.
All Office apps are there as you’d expect (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and OneNote), all support touch gestures, meaning pinch to zoom or swipe, and all files can be set in read-mode for better usability on tablets.
Microsoft Office 365 is available now to more than billion Office users in 21 languages and about 162 markets. Office programs accounts for about a third of Microsoft’s income. Last year Office generated $24 billion in sales.
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