Microsoft has announced the next version of Office and it’s pretty different. Office 2013 has been revamped to fit in better with Windows 8, but it’s not just different visually, the pricing model will be different too. Office 2013 will be available by subscription for $8.33 a month or 100 bucks a year for the 365 Home Premium edition. The subscription comes with all the expected software, plus 20 GB of storage in SkyDrive and 60 free Skype minutes per month. One subscription covers five computers. Households with PCs and Macs need not worry, one subscription will be good for both operating systems. Subscribers are also entitled to all software updates and web services, like template updates. The business version of the software will be slightly more expensive, and will integrate better with Exchange and other services aimed at businesses. Will users go for the change? It may be a while before we find out – Microsoft still hasn’t announced a release date.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 18, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).