Microsoft announces Office 2013, Preview download now live

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    The only thing that link does is show my IP address. Does the same thing from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ and clicking on "Try the new Office Customer Preview".

    I could be because I am using Firefox on Linux.
     
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    looks like this is cloud-based:
    similarly, Adobe is moving to cloud apps.

    personally, i'm not too crazy about the concept of having my apps in the cloud but it might be good for some.
     
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    Both cloud based and traditional purchase models.
     
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    As long as they don't start pushing cloud services as a "must" have feature i'm fine. :D
     
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    That's the way I felt as well but was able to get the full downloads from my TechNet account. I actually quite like it. I can't wait for the final.
     
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    I'll take a look at it, i'm pretty sure it will be fine. :D
     
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    i stand corrected.
    tnx for the heads up m8.
     
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    Office 2013 beta review - A mixed bag of old and new

    Here's a very long, thorough review of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview (beta) office suite, including registration, download, setup, welcome screen and online integration, look & feel, data and logic flow design changes, overview & usability with focus on Word, Excel and Powerpoint, third-party file types support, account and file information, plus some other programs and features, some styling inconsistencies, overall stability, performance, and more. Should be interesting.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/office-2013.html


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    I find it interesting how they compare Word 2003 with 2013 side by side. If they compared Word 2013 with Word 2010, people would realize the latter looks much better. :D

    -https://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/_base_v1/images/icons/side-by-sidesquare.png

    And, the mixture of the current look (in some windows, like options) + Metro is, in fact, a killer. o_O They want Metro? Go FULL Metro then!

    Heck, the Metro Office doesn't even match Windows 8 UI, even less Windows 7 lol
     
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    Installed and opened a word document, which opened in Windows 8's new AppContainer sandbox, nice!
     
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    They don't accept my location for downloading this. Oh well.
     
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