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Monica here. Learn about Microsoft Office 2013 at Hattie’s Cafe or connect with us online through Microsoft Lync .  As Bob would  say “the new Office 2013 will officially debut in, well, 2013.  But wouldn’t you like to see what’s new? ”

We’ll demonstrate the new features, how well it works on tablets, the tighter integration with Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage, how it fits with Office 365, and licensing options.

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson 44236

When:                  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 11:30am-1:00pm

Can’t make it to Hattie’s?  No problem, as we’ll be broadcasting this Lunchinar live through Microsoft Lync.  All you’ll need is an Internet connection and speakers attached to your PC.  But make sure you RSVP (at EventBrite link below) so we can send you connection information!

Use Eventbrite to RSVP:http://simplex_it_previewoffice2013.eventbrite.com

As a bonus, we will be awarding door prizes of Windows 7 and Office 2010 to two lucky attendees.

Free food AND free software – how awesome is that!

 

Office 2013 LogoBob here.  The next version of Microsoft Office is here.  Mostly.  Sort of.

The first openly available version of the new Office, now officially called Office 2013, made its debut earlier this week.  Some of the key pieces of information about the new version:

  • You can have both worlds.  You can install the Office 2013 Consumer Preview (which is Latin for “Beta”) without removing your Office 2010.
  • A lot of the control/user interface changes are aimed at tablet users (not surprisingly).  Working with your fingers (thumbs specifically) through what’s called “touch mode” is aimed at the tablet folks.
  • You need to have Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) or Windows 8 Release Preview (the latest “Beta” version).  XP or Vista?  Ah, no.
  • A majority of interface changes are for tablet users.
  • Word and Excel can both be used for presentations.  You’ll be able to share a document with another user, even if that person doesn’t have Word or Excel.
  • Images from the web can be put into documents without downloading and saving them.
  • Office will be tightly integrated with SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage offering.  For example, a document stored in SkyDrive can be opened by the same user on another workstation and will be bookmarked where the user left off.
  • Right now only Lync and OneNote are actually Metro-based applications.  Everything else still runs under Desktop Mode.
  • Release date?  Um, it’s called Office 2013, so that’s probably a first hint.
  • Thinking of buying Office 2013 when it comes out?  Get ready to download it.  Even stores won’t be carrying discs with the Office software.  You’ll buy a software license key, and then you’ll need to download it.

After using it for a couple of days on my Windows 8 tablet, I can say that it’s pretty stable, but the touch interface is a little…touchy.  More on that as I get more used to it.

Additional information:

Want to see more?  We’ll be demoing it at our annual picnic, Wednesday August 15th.  Plus our next monthly Lunchinar on Wednesday September 19th will feature Office 2013.  For more information on either event, contact John Harrow via email or call at 234.380.1277.