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In Pictures: 10 things we love about Microsoft Office 2013

Office 2013 was designed with IT admins in mind. The new version of Office features improved deployment options, better security and a strong cloud connection.

  • Office 2013 was designed with IT admins in mind. The new version of Office features improved deployment options, better security and a strong cloud connection.

  • Improved interface Sleek, modern interface provides fast access to server admin tools, Office applications and SharePoint site editing.

  • Cloud connectivity Cloud connectivity enables workers to access files across multiple devices -- and stream Office applications to Windows PCs.

  • Multiple input options Office 2013 applications are equally at home with keyboard and mouse as they are with touch and stylus.

  • More social Office 2013 is far more social, with the addition of Skype and Yammer; the latter provides microblogging within SharePoint 2013 communities.

  • OneNote is touch-friendly OneNote and Lync are the initial Office Windows 8-style apps; OneNote MX's radial menu is especially touch-friendly.

  • New dev tools New development tools let enterprises build their own Office and SharePoint apps and distribute through Microsoft or internal app stores.

  • Better contacts Office 2013's People Card tool provides detailed information about you and your contacts.

  • Built-in DLP Exchange 2013 includes data loss prevention and e-discovery capabilities to monitor and protect data.

  • Improved user experience SharePoint 2013's simplified user experience saves effort for content contributors and developers alike.

  • Powerful PowerPoint The PowerPoint presenter view provides extra control over shows, such as previews of upcoming slides, while collaboration tools enable co-authoring.

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