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OneNote and Lync Come to Windows Store

With the launch of Windows today, we are introducing new versions of existing Office applications. The new OneNote and Lync apps are available today for free through the Windows Store.  Both have been redesigned to take advantage of the Windows experience with immersive touch capabilities throughout.  They also work well with mouse and keyboard, so you can have a great experience whether you’re on-the-go, on the couch or at your…

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New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive

  The new Office Web Apps are now live across SkyDrive! Since first available in 2010, Office Web Apps have ensured that the most common Office tools are always within reach. With just a browser, you can access your documents and communicate and work with anyone, from anywhere. And in this new release you’ll see new editing and formatting controls, consistent co-authoring/collaboration support across the web apps and expanded device support, including touch-friendly editing from tablets.…

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Office 365 University for Higher-Education Students

Today, we’re introducing a new offering for university and college students called Office 365 University. Available in the first quarter of 2013, Office 365 University will be offered online, at retail locations and at Microsoft Stores in 52 markets worldwide. Starting today, eligible students can buy Office University 2010 or Office University for Mac 2011 and receive a free subscription to Office 365 University when it becomes available.

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Office Reaches RTM!

Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Office.  Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers. This is the most ambitious release of Office we’ve…

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Optimizing Word 2013 for Windows RT

Like you, we here on the Word team are pumped about Windows 8 and Windows RT. We’re equally excited to be shipping Office Home & Student 2013 RT with Windows RT devices. Knowing this, one question you might have is: “How is Word being optimized for Windows RT?” If you haven’t seen it already, definitely check out Josh and David’s blog post about our overall experience with Building Office for…