Microsoft revamps Office

Microsoft revamps Office

Big changes are happening within Microsoft Office. A new version of Office was unveiled on Monday in a live webcast by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

The new version of Office will better adapt to today’s culture of instant Internet access. The new Office will be more organized, cloud-based, and social. It will fit the needs of users who want to immediately access their information online and share it with others.

New applications on Windows 8 will increase organization and productivity. The new applications OneNote and Lync were designed to bring touch-first experiences to tablets and touch screen devices. With the swipe of a finger, users can read documents and presentations.

As the digital area is increasing and the use of paper notes is becoming less common, users will be able to digitally take notes. Using a stylus, users can handwrite e-mails that will automatically convert into text. The stylus will be able to color and erase content.

The new version of Office will also be tailored to work with cloud computing services. Cloud computing services are always accessible to users. Users will be able to access Office from different computers and will be able to be brought back to where they previously were working online.

Subscribers in the cloud service are not only saving money, but they will be able to receive new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote applications.

All of this can be done while being able to keep touch with your social networks. Microsoft recently announced it bought the four-year-old social networking company Yammer. Yammer brings benefits to businesses by being able to instantly engage employees with its mobile and efficient abilities.

Skype will also be integrated with the new Office. This is particularly great for businesses that have multi locations and customers in various locations. Having online meetings will be a fast, easy option for users. Also every subscriber will get 60 minutes of free Skype calls each month.

These new additions to Microsoft Office will help users organization and communication skills for whatever needs they have.

Ballmer explains at a recent press conference, “The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers.”

With an increase in accessibility to social networks and information, users will be satisfied to know they have the latest software to keep them up to pace with this fast changing world.

Ballmer’s webcast is still available to watch online: click here

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