The new version, which is not yet available, is compatible across new Windows devices including tablet computers and will be delivered to customers through an up-to-date cloud service, Microsoft announced Monday. The company hasn’t disclosed a release date or pricing.
Microsoft asserted its new Office will harness innovations that are enabled by its Windows 8 operating system, and some apps tailored for Office include OneNote, a digital app for creating and storing notes, and Lync, the enterprise-ready unified communications platform.
“The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared at a press event in San Francisco.
Microsoft noted the new Office will be available as a cloud-based subscription that will allow customers away from their personal computers to access Office by streaming apps to another Windows-based PC.
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