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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tanzam75
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Yes. But it's far from the full OneNote. It's basically My First OneNote.


While OneNote MX is certainly stripped-down from OneNote desktop, didn't you just run another article a few days ago complaining that Metro apps were worse than the equivalent Windows Phone apps?

This is one app that does not have that problem. OneNote MX is a lot better than OneNote for WinPhone. You can edit tables with it, preserve the URL when you copy-paste from IE, move containers around -- and most importantly -- has stylus support for taking ink annotations.

These are features that don't exist on Windows Phone, but do exist on desktop OneNote. And OneNote MX also feels faster than OneNote for WinPhone -- I don't think it's actually faster, it just feels faster because it doesn't have those idiotic animations slowing you down.

In other words, the tablet version of OneNote is somewhere in-between desktop and phone in terms of functionality. Which is roughly what you'd expect, isn't it?

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