Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:24 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft has released a consumer preview for Office 2013. Highlighting the age-old internal tug-of-war between the Office and Windows divisions within Microsoft, it's just a desktop application, no Metro, and the only nod to that whole touch/tablet-thing is a special mode that does very little. So, Windows 8 is just around the corner, and still not a single serious Metro application. Not even Microsoft's own flagship suite - heck, not even a single application within that suite - could be adapted to Metro in time. Serious vote of confidence from the Office division there.
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Um, it's been known for months
by MollyC on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:38 UTC
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that Office would be a desktop app. You act like this is new information.

Incidentally, there is new information, information that is contrary to what you wrote, which is that OneNote will have both desktop and metro versions.

BTW, MS Dynamics is a serious business app and there will be a metro version of that.

That said, you're right that metro is geard to consumption rather than production: and guess what - 90% of computer use is consumption. Those that need production can use the desktop environment if needed.

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