2A New, Streamlined Design
3A New and Improved Zoom
Another new item in Word is the ability to quickly zoom in on one part of the document. That feature was sorely missing in previous items and made editing a bit more difficult. Now, users can simply double-click (or double-tap with their fingers) and automatically zoom in on just one part of the document.
4Bring On the Online Videos
5A Much-Improved PowerPoint
6Full Online Integration
7The Office the Enterprise Wants
The corporate world will like what it finds in the latest office. For one thing, there’s full online integration, allowing for more productivity from mobile workers. Plus, the platform is designed around getting employees to do more in less time, which makes all IT decision makers happy. This latest Office just might be a compelling purchase for the corporate world.
8Online Storage, Anyone?
9Improved Data Analysis In Excel
Data analysis has always been one of the most important functions of Excel, and with the latest version of the software, Microsoft has stepped it up. The company’s data-analysis features are easier to use and have more power, making it easier to crunch massive amounts of data. Granted, Excel still can’t replace Access as a database, but as a number-cruncher, it’s still the best in the game.
10A Better Outlook On … Outlook
Outlook got an overhaul in the new version of Office. The application now allows users to preview messages, respond with inline replies and see contact information in a single spot to make managing communications a bit easier. Outlook has been overhauled. And enterprise users, especially, will be happy to see that.
11A New Way of Doing Business
Microsoft is trying a new way to get the business of home users. Although it’s still offering them the chance to buy the software for up to $400 for one installation, they can also get Office 365 Home Premium for $100 per year or $10 per month. Microsoft hasn’t said how well its subscription models have sold, but it’s an interesting approach.