Microsoft has just unveiled the brand new Office 2013 for Home users, small businesses and enterprise users. As expected, the new wave of Office products have got a brand new logo and a branding overhaul. Office 2013 redesign is aimed towards the upcoming Windows 8.
Office 365 Preview
The Office 365 Preview is available for download right now and is specially designed for touch & Windows 8 devices. No matter what input device you are using, be it the keyboard or pen or touchscreen, Office 365 is designed to work seamlessly with all of them.
In this age of Cloud computing, Microsoft has made sure that all the documents and settings are available on cloud. One can save their work on SkyDrive or SharePoint in order to access, edit and share on the go!
Outlook 2013 has got a major boost as well. You can view multiple email accounts, Facebook updates , and LinkedIn feeds all in one place within Outlook. What more? You can collaborate and get ongoing updates on specific documents, sites and people delivered to your activity feed and stay connected in real-time by chatting with co-workers right within Office.
Skype in Office 2013
Yes, you read it right! Microsoft will be bringing Skype to Office 2013 soon. Users can talk with family, co-workers, and friends virtually anywhere in the world. Moreover, users will be provided with 60 minutes of free international calls every month to landlines in over 40 countries and to cell phones in 7 countries.
Download Office 2013 Consumer Preview
If you are keen to test out the brand new Office 2013, head out to http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-office-preview and download the Office 2013 Consumer Preview. Please note that you are required to sign in to your Hotmail or Microsoft Live account before you are allowed to download Office 2013/Office 365 Home Consumer Preview.
With Office 2013, Microsoft has dropped support to Windows XP & Windows Vista. So you are required to be running either Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Release Preview/Consumer Preview) in order to download and try Office 2013.
Update: Direct Download Links available now.
Download Office 2013 Consumer Preview English (32bit)
Download Office 2013 Consumer Preview English (64bit)
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