Microsoft annuncia Office 2013 e rende disponibile la Customer Preview

Alla conferenza di San Francisco di poche ora fa, Microsoft ha finalmente annunciato Office 2013, nuova versione della famosissima suite di software dedicati alla produttività personale in ambiente Windows. Il nuovo Office 15 si presenta con un’interfaccia estremamente moderna e Metro style che regalerà un’ottima esperienza d’uso sia sui tablet che sui PC. Sono state inoltre integrate numerose nuove e numerose funzioni tra cui il supporto a SkyDrive con accesso tramite Live ID con il quale sarà possibile tenere tutti i propri documenti sincronizzati con la cloud ed altri terminali come i tablet Windows 8 e gli smartphone Windows Phone.

Office 2013

Office 2013

Office at Its Best on Windows 8

Touch everywhere. Office responds to touch as naturally as it does to keyboard and mouse. Swipe your finger across the screen or pinch and zoom to read your documents and presentations. Author new content and access features with the touch of a finger.

Inking. Use a stylus to create content, take notes and access features. Handwrite email responses and convert them automatically to text. Use your stylus as a laser pointer when presenting. Color your content and erase your mistakes with ease.

New Windows 8 applications. OneNote and Lync represent the first new Windows 8 style applications for Office. These applications are designed to deliver touch-first experiences on a tablet. A new radial menu in OneNote makes it easy to access features with your finger.

Included in Windows RT. Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications, will be included on ARM-based Windows 8 devices, including Microsoft Surface.

Office Is in the Cloud

SkyDrive. Office saves documents to SkyDrive by default, so your content is always available across your tablet, PC and phone. Your documents are also available offline and sync when you reconnect.

Roaming. Once signed in to Office, your personalized settings, including your most recently used files, templates and even your custom dictionary, roam with you across virtually all of your devices. Office even remembers where you last left off and brings you right back to that spot in a single click.

Office on Demand. With a subscription, you can access Office even when you are away from your PC by streaming full-featured applications to an Internet-connected Windows-based PC.

New subscription services. The new Office is available as a cloud-based subscription service. As subscribers, consumers automatically get future upgrades in addition to exciting cloud services including Skype world minutes and extra SkyDrive storage. Subscribers receive multiple installs for everyone in the family and across their devices.

Office Is Social

Yammer. Yammer delivers a secure, private social network for businesses. You can sign up for free and begin using social networking instantly. Yammer offers integration with SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics.

Stay connected. Follow people, teams, documents and sites in SharePoint. View and embed pictures, videos and Office content in your activity feeds to stay current and update your colleagues.

People Card. Have an integrated view of your contacts everywhere in Office. The People Card includes presence information complete with pictures, status updates, contact information and activity feeds from Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

Skype. The new Office comes with Skype. When you subscribe, you get 60 minutes of Skype world minutes every month. Integrate Skype contacts into Lync and call or instant message anyone on Skype.

Office Unlocks New Scenarios

Digital note-taking. Keep your notes handy in the cloud and across multiple devices with OneNote. Use what feels most natural to you — take notes with touch, pen or keyboard, or use them together and switch easily back and forth.

Reading and markup. The Read Mode in Word provides a modern and easy-to-navigate reading experience that automatically adjusts for large and small screens. Zoom in and out of content, stream videos within documents, view revision marks and use touch to turn pages.

Meetings. PowerPoint features a new Presenter View that privately shows your current and upcoming slides, presentation time, and speaker notes in a single glance. While presenting, you can zoom, mark up and navigate your slides with touch and stylus. Lync includes multiparty HD video with presentations, shared OneNote notebooks and a virtual whiteboard for collaborative brainstorming.

Eighty-two-inch touch-enabled displays. Conduct more engaging meetings, presentations and lessons, whether in person or virtually, with these multitouch and stylus-enabled displays from Perceptive Pixel.

Office 2013

Office 2013

Sempre durante la conferenza, Microsoft ha annunciato la disponibilità al download della Customer Preview di Office 15 (Beta). Qui sotto trovate i requisiti minimi per l’installazione:

  • Processore: 1Ghz
  • Ram: 1 GB (versione a 32 bit) / 2GB (versione a 64 bit)
  • Spazio su disco: 3,5 GB
  • Sistema operativo: Windows 7 o Windows 8 Release Preview
  • Grafica: DirectX 10 e risoluzione minima da 1024 x 576

Potete raggiungere l’installazione guidata della suite (che comprende Access, Excel, OneNote, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint e Publisher) a questo indirizzo. A seguire, invece, un breve video hands on di Office 2013 realizzato dei ragazzi di TheVerge.

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