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With the official release of Microsoft’s Operating System Windows 8 at the end of October, the anticipation of Microsoft Office 2013 has begun to snowball. With Windows 8 capabilities being focused on businesses, the use of tablets and the integration of computers, tablets and smartphones, Office 2013 will be the first word processing suite to be compatible with capabilities.
Microsoft Office 2013 has made a few significant enhancements that make the program user friendly. The Ribbon UI was redesigned to be easier when creating documents that include tables, screen shots and more. There is also a communication addition that allows those working on the same document, at the same time to e-mail with each other regardless of their location.
Since the release of Microsoft Office 2010, tablets and smart-phones have taken the IT world by storm. Microsoft Office 2013 has added several features that are ‘touch screen’-centric such as pinch screen zoom and portrait/landscape orientation depending on the way you’re holding your handheld device.
Microsoft introduced SkyDrive as the desktop in the clouds in 2011. Now, Office 2013 integrates with SkyDrive on many different levels and is available on tablets, smartphones, desktops and laptops. SkyDrive is a cloud drive that lets you access your programs and documents from anywhere there is Microsoft Office 2013 and a connection to the internet. Documents and projects are automatically defaulted to save to your SkyDrive but can also be saved locally on your hard drive or portable storage device.
Is your business ready for Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013? Contact Tektonic and (416) 256-9928 to talk about the benefits and requirements and find out how upgrading can improve your work flows and day-to-day processes.