Microsoft has revised the Office 2013 licensing terms,with the new rules allowing the users to transfer the Office 2013 to a different PC once in every 90 Days.
As reported earlier on their Official Blog,based on the customer feedback Microsoft changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another.So according to this rule a user can transfer his/her Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new upgraded PC.Previously the transfer was only allowed to a new device if their PC failed under warranty.
This change in the license agreement applies to Office Home and Student 2013,Office Home and Business 2013,Office Professional 2013 and the standalone version of Office 2013.The updated rules are as follows,
Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the “licensed computer.” You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement before the transfer. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies.
So if your PC is working weird lately and you want to transfer your Office 2013 to your other PC you can do it once every 90 days or even before the timespan in case of a hardware failure in which case you can transfer it sooner than 90 days.
A couple of days ago Microsoft officially announced the release dates for the Windows 8 public release on 26th of October,but that is not the only product scheduled to be released by the software giant.
Windows Phone 8 and the next version of Microsoft office i.e Office 2013 is also expected to be released in the coming months,with the Preview release of Office 2013 which was released a few days ago,its about time for the rumors for the launch dates for both the products.
Apparently ZDNet has got some inside news from an unnamed sources about the supposed release dates for both Windows Phone 8 and Office 2013.According to their sources the Windows Phone 8 will hit RTM by the month of September while the devices will be available by the month of November.While the Office 2013 is said to be ready for RTM by November while the final release will be in the month of February 2013.
They also reported about the release dates of other Microsoft products like Visual Studio 2012 with RTM coming in August and General Availability by September and Microsoft Dynamics NAV RTM by September and general availability by October.
So it seems that there is a packed scheduled coming up as far as the product launch goes for the Software Giant.
Yesterday at the press conference held in San Francisco the Software Giant announced the much awaited Office 2013,next version of company’s popular productivity suite.
The rumors about a supposed beta release of Office 2013 were floating around at the start of the month,but now as confirmed yesterday by Microsoft,the Customer Preview version of Office 2013 is now available for download over web.The suite contains all the good old popular tools like Word,PowerPoint,One Note,OutLook and Excel with a touch of Metro interface,with intuitive design which works well with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard inputs across Windows-based devices, including tablets.along with the other features like Cloud support and social service support like Yammer and Skype.
This version of Office will support Windows 7 as well as the upcoming Windows 8 operating system,however Microsoft has decided to close the doors for the older operating systems,so all those who own a Windows XP or Vista operating system wont be able to use this version of office suite.To use it with the Windows 8 version,you would have to at least update to Windows 8 Release Preview till the final release goes public in October.
This is quite a clever move by Microsoft,to lure the consumers to upgrade to the latest and greatest operating system.With the newly announced upgrade plans for the users it won’t burn their pockets to shed 39.99$ for a Windows 8 Pro upgrade which is the cheapest of all the version.This version will support both the Wind0ws 8 version as well as the newly launched Windows RT version of devices including Microsoft Surface Tablet.
You can download the Office 2013 Customer Preview Now
Over the past couple of days we have been hearing a lot of things about the upcoming version of Microsoft’s most popular Office Suite the Office 2013,as we have already reported earlier this week that the Beta is expected as early as next week.
As we inch closer for the beta release,more details about the upcoming features of Office 2013,One of the most appealing features this time around is the PDF Editing support.So now whenever you download a PDF document you can directly open it in the Word and can edit the same without use of any third party tool,as reported earlier by LiveSide.
This is how it will work,
To convert a PDF, you open it like you would any other document.
- Click File > Open > Browse.
- Find the PDF and click Open.
The converted document might not have a perfect page to page correspondence with the original. The conversion works best with mostly textual documents.
Paul Thurrott also reported about some new features coming to Office 2013,PDF viewer as well as a new Reading mode which allows the conventional Word Documents as well as the PDF documents to be viewed in a columnar fashion which adjusts the text automatically for a better viewing alignment.
As you can see from the above screenshots which shows the new Reading Mode.In the existing version of Office there is a feature of saving the document as a PDF(Office 2010) and even a plugin is available for the same feature to work on Office 2007.So with the upcoming release of Office 2013 we can expect some more interesting features like the one shown above and as we all know that the final release is at least half a year away we can certainly expect some more features to be added to the final version of Office 2013.
Office 2013 will be available in the desktop version of Windows 8 as well as in the ARM version i.e for the Windows RT version of the upcoming operating system.
Source[Liveside] and [Winsupersite]
The major chunk of Microsoft’s revenues would come from the OS and its prime software Office. Now that Microsoft is working on developing Windows 8 and releasing its beta versions sometime next year,the company hasn’t forgotten about releasing the latest version of its Office productivity suite.
According to Winrumors Microsoft is planning to release the first beta version of Office 15 (working title) sometime in late January. The company has reportedly been working on the final milestone builds of Office 15 in preparation for the beta launch.Microsoft is expected to offer a Technology Preview version of Office 15 to the public in early January at CES 2012, which is also when Microsoft is expected to launch the beta version of the Windows 8 operating system. Office 15 will likely support many of the touch interface features that are being developed for the Metro-style interface for Windows 8.
It’s more than likely that Microsoft will release the latest version of Office alongside Windows 8 which many analysts believe is scheduled to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2012. Even though Microsoft is moving more into the cloud server business with the launch earlier this year of Office 365, the company likely knows that it’s Office software suite will continue to be used on local PCs for a long time to come.And which the company don’t want to loose grasp on.
Personally, it would be great to see the launch of both Office as well as Windows 8 beta versions simultaneously,which will give the users an elaborated preview of what to expect from the actual products when they will be launched later next year.
Microsoft has today released the first service pack for Office 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 was released in June previous years and exactly after one year this service pack has been released. The service pack contains minor fixes and updates and no new big feature.
The service pack contains the following updates-
- Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
- The default behavior for PowerPoint "Use Presenter View" option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
- Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
- Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
- Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
- The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
- Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
- Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
- Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
- Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
- Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
- Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
- Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
- Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
You can download the 32 bit version from here and 64 bit version from here
Recently AngelWZR has tweeted that Microsoft Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000 has been leaked and is available for download on various torrent sites. At present the 32 bit version has been leaked and according to the information available this build is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.The system requirements of this build is similar to the ones of Office 2010.
According to the information available “Moorea” application has already been unlocked in this build and we have already seen a couple of screenshots earlier.
Here are the details of the file-
Size: 925 MB
We have already seen the Office 15 installation video, today couple of videos have surfaced showing the functionality of “Moorea”, the new addition to the office suite.Currently we don’t have much information about the working of the project though it seems to be an aggregator of photos, videos or documents from the videos. Moorea clearly has Metro style user interface which is also expected in Windows 8.
The first video shows tile based UI and the functionalities of Moorea. It can be seen from the video that the application is currently in development process and the uploader wasn’t able to enlarge the videos and also addition of documents in the tiles weren’t working.
In the second video the web based gallery is shown which has been created using Moorea. The video shows very smooth rendering of images-
Couple of days ago Windows8italia has posted screenshots from Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000. The build looks almost the same as Microsoft office 2010 and only couple of new features has been revealed. As other upcoming Microsoft products office 15 also has the metro UI.Here are the screenshots from this build-
Recently twitter user R27 has posted the video showing the installation of Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000. You can check the video here-
Microsoft has today announced at the Teched being held in Atlanta that they they would be releasing the Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 by the end of June. Initially the service pack would be available for manual download at Microsoft Downloads site in all languages and would be available via automatic update via 90 days of it release.
Service Pack 1 contains some major changes which includes-
Outlook fixes an issue where “Snooze Time” would not reset between appointments.
The default behavior for PowerPoint "Use Presenter View" option changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor.
Integrated community content in the Access Application Part Gallery.
Better alignment between Project Server and SharePoint Server browser support.
Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
The Word Web Application extends printing support to “Edit Mode.”
Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists.
Internet Explorer 9 “Native” support for Office Web Applications and SharePoint
Office Web Applications Support for Chrome
Inserting Charts into Excel Workbooks using Excel Web Application
Support for searching PPSX files in Search Server
Visio Fixes scaling issues and arrowhead rendering errors with SVG export
Proofing Tools improve spelling suggestions in Canadian English, French, Swedish and European Portuguese.
Outlook Web Application Attachment Preview (with Exchange Online only)
Office client suites using “Add Remove Programs” Control Panel, building on our work from Office 2007 SP2
[via MS News Flash]