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 Comments on this Post

  1. 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.

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  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..

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  3. Chen Mei Xi

    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!

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  4. Chen Mei Xi

    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!

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  5. MrsNoodleBoy
    Twitter: mrsnoodleboy

    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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. Stephen Marin
    Twitter: pencilog

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

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  10. Rae Mart Pabustan

    bit the same but i like the way it can bring your files online so that it can be accessed anytime
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  11. Aaron Cruz

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

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  12. Alou Cordova

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

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  14. sphoeninx

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

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  15. johnpoe
    Twitter: boudyouck

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

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  16. Nikhil Dsouza

    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.

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  17. Zyra Anne Perez

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

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  18. Zyra Anne Perez

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

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  19. Julie Gonzales

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

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  20. Dancel Udquim

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

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  21. 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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