1Microsoft Office Preview Event
Technology reporters and editors gathered in San Francisco July 16 to hear Microsoft executives, including CEO Steve Ballmer, reveal the consumer preview version of the Office 2013 suite of productivity software. Ballmer spoke of the new suite as “Office as a service” underscoring the point that many of its programs can be delivered in the cloud.
2Steve Ballmer Shares ‘Exciting’ News About Office
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the consumer preview of the suite, also known as Office 15, before a picture of the coming Microsoft Surface tablet, a device with the software and hardware designed together by Microsoft. Office will also run on other Windows 8-powered devices and Windows Phone 8 for Smartphones.
3Office Leverages Touch-Screen, Mouse, Keyboard Interfaces
Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Office Division, demonstrates a number of new features of Office. He said Office lets users interact with the applications through touch gestures on a tablet or smartphone and though a mouse and physical keyboard when running them on a desktop or laptop computer.
4OneNote and the Radial Feature
5Office Is Social
6New PowerPoint Features
7Social on SharePoint
8Word 2013 Preview
Office will include a new version of Word that saves documents in the cloud or on the device. It also saves templates used for various content and because Office 365 is cloud-delivered, anyone can access their documents when in the office, home or on the road, and on tablets, laptops, desktops or smartphones.
9A New Look
10Ballmer Sees ‘Exciting’ Times for Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmer says Microsoft is having an “exciting” year with the acquisition of Yammer and the introduction of the Surface tablet, along with the introduction of the new Windows 8 operating system and the Windows Phone 8 mobile OS.