Strategic Tech Slideshow: Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Things CIOs Should Know
By Don Reisinger | Posted 08-03-2012
Microsoft recently announced Office 2013, the next generation of its venerable Office suite of productivity tools. It's expected to launch this fall to coincide with the availability of the new Windows 8 operating system, which launches October 26. For CIOs, this fall is going to be an extremely busy time. Not only will you be analyzing Windows 8 to see if it's the right fit for your office, but you'll also need to determine the value of Office 2013. Will it be ready for your company computers the first day it's made available or should you hold off until there's a compelling reason to bring it on? The choice is yours. In order to help you make that choice, however, we've decided to take a look at Office 2013 and highlight some of the key features that will aid you in the decision process. Office 2013 looks to be a fine offering for enterprise customers. But it also has some quirks. Here's what you need to know
Office 365 Tie-In
One of the first things you'll notice about Office 2013 is that it relies heavily upon Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite. Users will be able to share data in the cloud and collaborate, and pricing will even come by way of a subscription model for those who so choose. It's an interesting concept.