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December, 2012

  • The New Office Now Available for Business Customers

    Posted by Kerry Godes
    Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

    Business customers around the world can now purchase the on-premises versions of the new Office products – Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013. The new Office gives customers a comprehensive set of productivity tools to help them do their best work in a world of devices and services.

    Here are a few highlights of the new Office:

    • Works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard. It gives you the best experience on Windows and brings the familiar Office experience to a wide range of new devices, including Office Mobile apps on Windows phone, as well as OneNote and Lync Mobile on iOS and Android phones.
    • Inherently social with real-time news feeds for people, documents and discussions, high-definition video conferencing, shared notebooks and virtual whiteboards.
    • Provides security features, including data loss prevention, compliance management, built-in malware protection, and flexible deployment options across on-premises and in the cloud.
    • Is in the cloud. Coupled with new cloud services available next year, the new Office will save your documents to SkyDrive by default, and your personalized settings, templates and documents will travel with you.

    The on-premises Office 2013 products are available now, with their cloud counterparts coming early next year. Give the new Office a try and let us know what you think in the comments.