Microsoft Office 2013 - Ten new features

New Office suite combines Metro stylings with a heavier emphasis on cloud integration


Two big themes stand out about Office 2013: The Metro makeover, and an expanded degree of integration with Microsoft’s Windows Live. Sign into Windows Live via Office, and the “open or create documents” pane that appears upon opening an Office app will contain a link to your SkyDrive account. (The hard part, at least in the preview beta, is signing back out: The Office preview only lets you switch Live IDs, not sign out completely and use Office only in local mode again.)