Microsoft Philippines has officially launched its reinvented Office 2013 in the Philippines today. With an all-new operating system, the company has looked at its flagship Office product and redesigned it to fit its modern day users whose devices for work and play have become one.
The new Office boasts of cloud integration, letting users easily share files on the web and collaborating on their documents. With cloud integration, it lets users access their files on the go, wherever they are whenever they need it. Office 2013 also boasts of its social aspect, that lets Outlook users check their social streams (Facebook, LinkedIn) right from the app itself, without having to open up another window. With Windows 8’s touch-centric workflow, the new Office also boasts touchscreen support, with touch-friendly controls and letting users draw or write directly on their documents.
Along with the traditional software package (single PC software license), Microsoft is introducing Office 2013 as a subscription package. Office 365 Home Premium allows users to install the suite on a total of 10 devices (five PCs or Macs and five Windows tablets) for a year, which includes an additional 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage capacity and 60 minutes of free Skype world calling minutes per month. The Office 2013 suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Both the traditional and the one-year subscription are priced at Php 3,499. In mid 2013, Microsoft Philippines will also be bringing Office 365 for enterprise and education customers.