Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge

Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge.

Office 2013 preview is out! Ready to try it? Check out the review before you dive in.

Summary:

Allows streaming of a full Office suite to another computer.

Despite the design slanting more towards the Metro-style now, ribbons and tabs are still difficult top tap. Office is still mainly a desktop software, mouse and keyboard included.

Word lets you edit and save as PDF.

Resume Reading function provides document bookmarks that syncs via SkyDrive.

You can embed a web video in Word documents (internet connection required to view).

Excel has Quick Analysis Lens which suggests ways to present data and recommends charts.

PowerPoint allows embedding of images from Facebook, Flickr and other services without having to save those images.

Exchange ActiveSync in Outlook allows you to sync your Contacts, Mail and Calendar from POP and IMAP services to Outlook

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