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.
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).