Windows 8 has been redesigned to be more or less completely compatible with touch screen computers and tablets in mind and Microsoft has definitely played its card right because sales of tablet computers across the globe are at an all-time high. Further as Microsoft Office is still one of the most sought after productivity suite Microsoft had no other option but to bring out a version of Office that was in line with its Windows 8 operating system.
Microsoft is going to adopt the Software as a service model initially for Office 2013 allowing users to access their documents and perform routine word processing, number crunching tasks with ease from a multitude of devices.
Office 2013 is going to store documents only using SkyDrive thus relieving users of remembering where they have stored their documents locally.
While unveiling the Office 2013, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said, “This is the most ambitious release of Office that we have ever done”.
Steve Ballmer hasn’t given any further information about any specific version for existing tablets i.e. Android or iOS. Also there is no information about specific version of iPad either. Pricing or availability details haven’t been disclosed either.
You can preview the Office 2013 here.