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October 19, 2012

Giveaway: Try Office 2013, win this HTC WP7 phone

Microsoft Philippines contacted me a couple of weeks back and asked if I could try out the new Office 2013. They also gave me an HTC Windows Phone 7 and said I can give it away to readers.

Last week Office 2013 reached RTM Milestone. That means copies of Office 2013 is now being readied for distribution. Microsoft has also announced that customers who bought Office 2010 starting today will be getting Office 2013 for free.

I tried the preview copy of Office 2013 and even shared copies to people so they can try it out. One of the more frequent feedback I get from other folks is that the new Office is much faster than 2010 (and I would certainly agree).

While we still don’t have any touch-capable laptop to use with Office 2013, I’m pretty interested to see how it works from that perspective (I’ve actually pre-reserved two units of touch-screen laptops from Asus that my contributors can use).

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The new applications that came with Office 2013 are OneNote and Lync. OneNote’s UI even relies heavily on a touch-screen menu.

I’ve also been a heavy user of Mozilla Thunderbird for many years but after trying out Outlook 2013, I’m not going back to Thunderbird again.

Anyway, I think you have to download and try out Office 2013 to really appreciate it. Go download a copy of MS Office 2013 here.


Now for the giveaway, we’re raffling of an HTC Radar Windows Phone 7.5 to readers here who tried out Office 2013.

Just leave a comment which of the features of the new Office 2013 you liked the best. Just include a screenshot or a photo of your PC running Office 2013.

We’ll randomly pick the winner on October 24 (I’ll be in SG to cover the launch of Windows 8 but I’ll try to squeeze in the announcement).


126 Responses to “Giveaway: Try Office 2013, win this HTC WP7 phone”

  1. Zy says:

    Best feature of office 365 would probably be sky drive integration. I also like that you can sync outlook with your outlook.com account without any hassle.

    http://goo.gl/E7euh

  2. http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/267652_10151182021898260_1488671567_n.jpg

    I like ppt’s new templates and lots of other templates available online! Cool.. Handy for my research defense which is 2 days from now..

  3. Chen Mei Xi says:

    I really like the new look — minimalist and very sleek. It now comes with a SkyDrive cloud integration which is very essential in my field of work. I also welcome the additional track changes features which are great for me and my fellow editors, as well as the very handy PDF conversion to word so we can now edit and copy pdf texts easily!

    http://imageshack.us/a/img59/8310/2012102321h0904.png
    http://imageshack.us/a/img585/7792/2012102320h5706.png
    http://imageshack.us/a/img198/2593/2012102320h5537.png

  4. Chen Mei Xi says:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img217/9864/office2013.jpg

    I really like the new look — minimalist and very sleek. It now comes with a SkyDrive cloud integration which is very essential in my field of work. I also welcome the additional track changes features which are great for me and my fellow editors, as well as the very handy PDF conversion to word so we can now edit and copy pdf texts easily!

  5. MrsNoodleBoy
    Twitter: mrsnoodleboy
    says:

    Bigger social thumbnails on Outlook and there’s more social integration. Now trying to get Twitter updates to work on the new Outlook 2013. The new fly-over menus, Peeks. This lets me check out calendar appointments, to-do items and information about my contacts easier/faster.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img856/4074/newoutlook2013.png

  6. 456 Ed says:

    another useful feature for me is how Office 2013 is easily connected to Microsoft online, I can sign in via the software, send feedback through smileys! I can even check my Skdrive tru Powerpoint.

    http://flic.kr/p/dncGkq
    http://flic.kr/p/dncGkq

  7. Jigs says:

    Office 2013 skydrive integration is the best feature. You can view your files anywhere using any internet capable device plus easy file sharing to anyone.

    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=374A89F46B3C8051&id=374A89F46B3C8051%21112

  8. Kevin Cheng says:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10966903/%5BShares%5D/2012-10-24%2001.39.32%20-%20Copy.jpg

    commenting and revisions are now easier on the eyes; not for everyone, but great for those who use it

  9. Stephen Marin
    Twitter: pencilog
    says:

    I noticed the cool templates brought by Office 2013. It is also easier to search templates online. ^_^

    http://i49.tinypic.com/ndu0sk.jpg

  10. Rae Mart Pabustan says:

    bit the same but i like the way it can bring your files online so that it can be accessed anytime
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/2013v.png/

  11. Aaron Cruz says:

    I like the templates of the Office 2013. Surely, it will be useful for my class presentations this sem.

    http://i47.tinypic.com/2w6ff3q.png

  12. Alou Cordova says:

    The new MS Office is undoubtly faster. More sleek and clean looking design. I like MS 2010 for that but this is even better.
    I like the SkyDrive Integration most. Quicker sharing. The greatest addition. Hope that this MS Office 2013 is just a preview, and the real full thing have more surprises.
    http://i45.tinypic.com/2iv0cq0.png

  13. Herza says:

    What I love the most is the SkyDrive integration. :)

    http://i48.tinypic.com/35k4kk1.jpg

  14. sphoeninx says:

    it will be a headache again for IT trainers – hahaha – changing the entire syllabus – plus all the screenshots – awts

  15. johnpoe
    Twitter: boudyouck
    says:

    http://i.imgur.com/D0GHF.jpg

    I’m lovin the new templates. They’re sleek like pages templates :)

  16. Nikhil Dsouza says:

    The best feature without doubt is the skydrive integration in Office 2013. Apart from that I kind of like the new “flat” buttons …. although I am not a fan of the “flat” view in Excel …makes it even more boring than it is. The Excel design of 2010 is way better. That being said …. office 2013 is more easier and intuitive than 2010 was. I like it.

  17. Zyra Anne Perez says:

    I liked how they Re design the Word. So professional looking and very best for my office works.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img3/7381/74840790.jpg

  18. Zyra Anne Perez says:

    I liked how they Re design the Word. So professional looking and very best for my office works. :)

    http://imageshack.us/a/img3/7381/74840790.jpg

  19. Julie Gonzales says:

    http://imageshack.us/a/img528/5797/50725544.jpg

    Skydrives gives bmobility and freedom to have the files anywhere. thats d best

  20. Dancel Udquim says:

    It has a better and faster MS Office than of 2012. Cooler ppt templates. The SkyDrive Integration is the fastest and quickest ever.

  21. Danlee says:

    Hi nice i like, . .

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  23. It’s better than the previous version because its faster and simplier…..

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