Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:41 UTC
Features, Office "On Monday in San Francisco we took the wraps off of the new Office's touch experience designed for Windows 8. We showed the new touch-optimized Windows 8-style app for OneNote, and we showed how we've touch-enabled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other apps on the desktop. The new Office is designed for a great experience whether you're sitting on a couch with a tablet, or at a desk with a mouse and keyboard. It makes common tasks fast, fluid, and intuitive, while still enabling the rich capabilities required to create high-quality documents. In this post I'll walk you through the thinking, engineering process and design framework we used to reimagine these experiences for touch."
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MS, show what you've got
by dsmogor on Fri 20th Jul 2012 06:21 UTC
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Office is MS bread and butter, so here's the area everyone is expecting them to innovate most.
They've got a though nut to crack. Advent of Google docs and various IOS/Android office alternatives has clearly shown there's a vital market for dumbed down office suite. That leaves a hardcore productivity as their exclusive advantage, and this is where nobody has even tried with touch. It's understandable they are starting with noting app to get the basics right, what will be most interesting is how will they convert advanced Word/Excell stuff to touch.

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