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Next Version of Microsoft Office Releases on January 29

By January 28, 2013

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Microsoft Office LogoTuesday, January 29th (aka: tomorrow!) will be the first day that Microsoft's newest Office version will be available to most consumers, in either the subscription-based Office 365 form, or the traditionally licensed Office 2013.

It's a little more complicated than that but I won't try to duplicate here the excellent information provided by Cindy Grigg, our About.com Guide to Office/Software Suites. Here are the important things you need to know that she's made... well, easy to know:

All About Microsoft Office 2103
Office 365 and Office 2013... What's the Difference?
Understanding Office Software Subscriptions
Expected Prices for Office 2013 Desktop Version

I'm excited to try it out on my Windows 8 tablet since Office 2013/365 was designed to be more friendly to touch. Are you planning on upgrading?

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February 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm
(1) B Pratt says:

While I understand that in some corporate settings and for some professionals, they might actually need Office. I think that the vast majority of people can be very well satisfied with LibreOffice (which I switched to as soon as possible after Oracle got their grubby hands on OpenOffice). I really can’t imagine just why I would want to spend hundreds of dollars for something that can be had for free (much less ‘subscribed to ‘ [?!]…eeew). Face it, a lot of people just do not use or need most of the advanced stuff. In any type of office suite. Nice that it is there though. Now that I think about it, I have zero idea of why I keep the Presentation part of LO. Part of the completest OCD librarian in me, I suppose.

February 8, 2013 at 11:38 am
(2) Tim Fisher says:

@B Pratt: I agree. :)

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