Microsoft unveils Office 2013

On the eve of the Windows 8 launch, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is revealing its next Office suite. What may surprise you is that Office 2013 is not really designed for Windows 8. It’s a suite with many remarkable enhancements, but it is not finger friendly.

As Steve Ballmer took the stage in San Francisco Monday to unveil the newest flagship apps, Microsoft was not yet sharing details of pricing or availability for the new suite, but the company did brief me on some particulars of its distribution, along with sharing a demo tablet containing a fully functional preview version of Office 2013 software, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and a load of subsidiary apps such as OneNote and Lync.

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