First look: Microsoft Office 2013

Installed and ready to go

On July 16, 2012, Microsoft made available a preview version of Office 2013. While all the typical parts of the familiar productivity suite are still here, there is a definite change of philosophy – Office 2013 is tablet-ready and Windows 8 friendly.

TechRepublic will be diving headlong into the various parts of Office 2013 until it is released, but I thought you might want to get a quick overview of what's coming.

As you can see, Office 2013 fits right in with the Windows 8 Metro interface.

If you want to get your hands on the preview yourself, head over to the Microsoft Office 2013 website.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.