Last night Microsoft unveiled it’s next generation productivity suite, Office 365 (or Office 2013 if you’re a purist). Along with this announcement Microsoft has released a Customer Preview that is available for download. Please keep in mind that this new release does not support WindowsXP and Windows Vista operating systems.
On full release of Office 365, three versions will be available to choose from…
- Office 365 Home Premium – designed for families and consumers. This service also includes an additional 20GB of SkyDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype world minutes per month
- Office 365 Small Business Premium – designed for small businesses. This service also includes business-grade email, shared calendars, website tools and HD web conferencing.
- Office 365 ProPlus – designed for enterprise customers who want advanced business capabilities and the flexibility to deploy and manage in the cloud.
While pricing remains a mystery, Microsoft said Windows RT tablets on ARM (including its own Surface device) will include the Office 2013 suite for free, giving users access to new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote applications.