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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" but today's tech writers are so jaded and/or know nothing about Office except on a very cursory level, that they don't do it justice.

Uh, my income depends on Office. I use it 8-12 hours a day.

You remind me of a Carly Simon song. ;)
I wasn't talking about you. I'm talking about some kid at gizmodo TheVerge or some such that doesn't even know what a pivot table is, yet is assigned the task of "reviewing" a spreadshet app.

I wasn't talking about you, as I don't consider you a "reviewer" or consider your opinion pieces to be official "reviews". I guess some of them are "reviews", but I view your opinion pieces more like blog entries; I don't hold those to the same standard that I hold the official reviews of the big sites. So I wouldn't expect your opinion pieces to display the same depth of knowledge of features as I would expect of the big sites. The fact that sometimes your pieces are more detailed than the reviews of the big sites is just a further indictment of those sites.

Edited 2012-07-18 08:04 UTC

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