5 hot features of Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft touts touch-sensitive ways to do things faster via new Office software
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:41, 30 July 2012
After much anticipation, Microsoft has announced Office 2013, couching the new version of its business productivity suite as new Office, marrying it in its marketing literature to cloud services and the new Windows 8 operating system with its touch-centric user interface. Customers will be able to store all their Office work in Microsoft data centers and access it from any device anywhere that is Internet connected. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer calls the experience magical. But just looking at new Office features themselves reveals some faster ways of doing usual Office tasks and doing some things Office couldn't do before. Here are a few examples.
Using OneNote with Windows 8
In the Office note-taking and collaboration app OneNote, users have the option of snapping the application to one side of the screen and keeping it live while accessing a second app. Here, OneNote is shown at the right where information can be entered into a notebook while on the left Internet Explorer is opened to a Web page. So the user can research a topic on the Web and take notes about what is found without having to switch back and forth between the two applications.