The word is in: the brand new Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office will not be available till the 1st quarter of the new year. Businesses can now buy the on-premises versions of Office 2013 along with other new Office products. There have been additions to the software products as well, which include Exchange server 2013, Lync Server 2013, Sharepoint Server 2013 and Visio 2013. New Office software is available via the Microsoft Volume Licensing channel.
The new office is more interactive as it displays real time news feeds from people, documents and conversations. It also allows work place scenarios like reading, meetings, note-taking and communications will be sent to subscribers through a cloud service. At a press conference in
San Francisco earlier this
year, it was revealed that the new office aims to deliver unparalleled
productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It will
work excellently when paired with Windows 8 as it is a cloud service.
Yammer, Skype, and LinkedIn have all been integrated with the new office. David Breger, Product Manager for LinkedIn mentioned in a blog that they had been in talks to develop something so that bringing the LinkedIn network right into the Microsoft Outlook inbox experience, becomes simpler.
Users can sign into LinkedIn without an additional download. All you have to do is sign-in once with your LinkedIn credentials and immediately you'll start seeing rich profile information, like photos and LinkedIn network activity for any connection that emails you. When you view a People Card throughout the new Office experience, you will also see LinkedIn profile data surface.