Microsoft has announced via their official Office News Blog that the “new” Office is now available for business customers. The new software package including Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 is now available through Microsoft Volume Licensing, with broader availability across retail stores and online outlets planned for early next year.
Some of the biggest features of the new Office include:
- - The new Office works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard to give you the ultimate productivity experience. It brings the familiar Office experience to a wide range of new devices and gives you the best experience on Windows.*
- - The new Office is inherently social with real-time news feeds for people, documents and discussions, high-definition video conferencing**, shared notebooks and virtual whiteboards.
- - The new Office provides security features without compromise, includes data loss prevention, compliance management, built-in malware protection, and flexible deployment options across on-premises and in the cloud.
- - The new Office is in the cloud. Coupled with new cloud services available next year, the new Office will save your documents to SkyDrive by default, and your personalized settings, templates and documents will travel with you.*
The new Office is a big part of Microsoft’s new vision. With the home version coming as what Microsoft calls “Office 365,” getting a usable word processing suite across all your home computers has never been easier. This “personalized experience” allows access to all your documents and settings across the internet and includes the full suite of Office applications.
A free trial is available on the Office website.