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Microsoft Office 2013 beta coming this week?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2012 16:19 User comments (9)

Microsoft Office 2013 beta coming this week? Although unconfirmed, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to unveil a beta version of the upcoming Office 2013 suite.
The company has a news conference planned on July 16th, but industry sources are the ones claiming it will be the new Office.

As anticipated, Office 2013 will have deep integration to the upcoming Windows 8, and the beta will most likely work with the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview to give users a look into both before buying.

In the past, Microsoft has launched the final product 28 weeks after the public beta. If this is true, the expected release will be January 2013.

Windows 8 and its Metro UI will launch in late October with a range of price tags. Additionally, the company is releasing Windows RT for ARM-based tablets, Windows Phone 8 for smartphones and Windows 8 Pro for Intel/AMD-based tablets.

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9 user comments

114.7.2012 16:53

lets hope its true

214.7.2012 16:58

Well Whoop Dee Doo!


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314.7.2012 18:45

I am sticking with my cracked version of 10 thanks.


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414.7.2012 20:30

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I am sticking with my cracked version of 10 thanks.
You're such a rebel!

514.7.2012 21:35

Is spreadsheet technology really advancing so fast that we need a new version every year?

614.7.2012 21:35

still have 2000 premium with the docx updates.kma ms.

715.7.2012 11:34

Security updates & a a face lift for the crowd to go "ooh, awe" over... that & another 3 year (ish, cut me some slack) anniversary of the "hack our security contest".

Like Clam_up & aldan said, other than cosmetics is word processing & spreadsheets come to a point in protein folding that we need ground breaking new looks & mega bucks spent on new licensing?

It was called a 'snow job' back when I was a kid.


815.7.2012 13:19

I use Office 2010 + Ubit Menu (http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/, legally free for personal use). Ubit Menu gives you a "Menu" tab in Office '07/'10 that has the entire interface from Office 2003 (the last one that didn't use "ribbon" menus).

The very last thing I want in a program that has literally thousands of options and functions, is for them to completely retool the GUI to a different philosophy. Yeesh. They never learn, obviously enough.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Jul 2012 @ 13:21

915.7.2012 19:44

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Security updates & a a face lift for the crowd to go "ooh, awe" over... that & another 3 year (ish, cut me some slack) anniversary of the "hack our security contest".

Like Clam_up & aldan said, other than cosmetics is word processing & spreadsheets come to a point in protein folding that we need ground breaking new looks & mega bucks spent on new licensing?

It was called a 'snow job' back when I was a kid.
it still is.

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