It’s Official : Download Microsoft Office 2013 For Free, Right Now!
Microsoft Office 2013 is now official. Announced and unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Office 2013 brings a plethora of wonderful new features, sleeker user interface, amazing enhancements and lots more.
For starters, Office 2013 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite and a successor to Microsoft Office 2010 that was released over two years ago. The new Office suite, also dubbed as Office 15, has plenty to offer – both in terms of aesthetics and features.
Microsoft just announced that Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview is now available for free download. Head past the break for a quick break down on what’s new in Office 2013. Alongside, we have included direct links to quickly avail you a Microsoft Office 2013 free download. Get started.
The most interesting feature of Microsoft Office 2013 is perhaps the amazing innate compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8 OS. The new Office suite supports both touch and non-touch based devices, effortlessly.
It also brings cloud-based backup of your documents enabling Microsoft office to automatically save the document in the web and allow you to access it on your smartphone or tablet or another computer right from where you left off. This is pretty neat and amazing – a notable welcome change.
Microsoft Office 2013 allows you to use a stylus for note taking and even composing your documents in handwriting and automatically converting them to text. The stylus can also be used as a laser pointer while making presentations.
Other interesting features include a new reading mode in Word, ability to zoom objects within the document on touchscreen devices, exchange comments on document, alignment guides, better templates and integrated PDF reader for opening PDF documents in word among other things.
There are significant improvements to the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 as well including most of the aforementioned features as well as the ability to coauthor a presentation on the web, new template designs and a utilitarian start screen.
While there are notable new features like Recommended Pivot tables, recommended charts and ability to share the document, Outlook 2013 isn’t any less. The latter features social connectors that allow you to access LinkedIn and Facebook. It also brings you a weather dashboard inside the app itself.
Basically, Microsoft Office 2013 lets you do things that were previously not possible or imaginable using earlier Office suites. But as much as the new features entice us, the fact that Microsoft denied it compatibility with Windows Vista (and XP too) disturbs us – which is still the primary OS of choice for a considerably large number of users.
Here’s an excerpt from Microsoft in this regard:
We are taking bold steps at Microsoft,” Ballmer said at the press conference in San Francisco. “The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It is a cloud service and will fully light-up when paired with Windows 8.”
Interestingly, Office 2013 brings support for a variety of applications – just like Windows 8. It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems and is currently available as a free download.
Microsoft also announced three new Office 360 subscriptions services including Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office 360 ProPlus details of which can be found here.