Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally revealed Office 2013 during a press conference in San Francisco. If you're eager to get your hands on this new set of tools, you'll be glad to know you won't have to wait. The company has posted a Customer Preview of Office 2013 here.
You'll need to be running Windows 7 or Windows 8 in order to install it. You will notice the Customer Preview runs a preview of Office 365 Home Premium Preview. In the end, you're still able to use the newly announced features, but have to go through Office 365 to do so.
This next release features an intuitive design that works with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard inputs across Windows-based devices, including tablets. The suite is even highly sociable, adding services like Yammer and Skype. Want cloud support? Microsoft Office 2013 has that too.
“We are taking bold steps at Microsoft,” Ballmer said. "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."
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Experience the most powerful Office yet with new versions of your trusted applications and cloud services that connect you to your tools and documents where and when you need them. Check out a brief introduction to this exciting new version of Office.