Washington: Microsoft took a step further to capture the office software market when it unveiled the next generation of MS-Office which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and One-Note application.
The latest suite of the software includes Office 2013, a desktop version and Office 365 which is quite capable in aspects like cloud computing. It is all set to be the first choice of users, the revelation that the documents can now be saved on SkyDrive, which is Microsoft's cloud storage service for documents, making it a service
in contrast to its earlier editions which were just PC download versions. The price and date of launch is yet to be announced.
The new power packed version has the following advanced features
-A neat look with touch features
-Cloud: Seamless access to documents, apps and personalised settings across devices
-One-click multi-party video conferencing in HD along with file sharing
-Import PDF content, work with online images and watch videos within Word
-Quick in-line reply feature in Outlook; Bing Maps navigates to an address within the email
-Improved collaboration features such as co-authoring of PowerPoint presentations
-Inking: One can highlight and write notes, mimicking hand writing
-Calendar lets you glance quickly at your schedule without rearranging windows
-View contacts and activity feeds to multiple social networks in Outlook
-Office as a service: Following the SaaS model with automatic updates to new features