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    Office 2013, any feedback yet? I like it so far...


    I've been using the Office 2013 Preview for about a month and just installed the Retail version (for eval purposes). So far, I'm really liking the suite and it reminds me of what Office was like before it became bloatware. Outlook 2013 is especially nice and it's easy to do what you want to do. No crazy things to learn over again... Anyone else using it?

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    Where The Wild Things Are...
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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    I haven't gotten a chance to try it out yet , will install tomorrow and give it a run! Looks neat from what I've seen so far though online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    So far, I'm really liking the suite and it reminds me of what Office was like before it became bloatware.
    What in particular have they changed from 2007 to 2010 to 2013 that makes it seems less like bloatware?
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    Seems maybe a little more streamlined I think; I do like the subtle changes in Outlook so far.
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    Oregon
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    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    just installed the Retail version
    This implies the retail version is now available. Is it and if so, where did you get it? I took MS offer last month to upgrade to 2010 and get 2013 free when released, but haven't seen anything yet.
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I'm still using Office 2010 Pro, and am very happy with it.

    Haven't tried 2013 yet. Many differences?

    Wenda.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I've been using the Office 2013 Preview for about a month and just installed the Retail version (for eval purposes). So far, I'm really liking the suite and it reminds me of what Office was like before it became bloatware. Outlook 2013 is especially nice and it's easy to do what you want to do. No crazy things to learn over again... Anyone else using it?
    I like it, but I could be happy with any number of prior Offices. I never have needed to to sooooooooooooooooo much, although I've always done significant tasks with especially word and excel. The integration with the cloud etc. may be good, but I haven't fooled with it much.
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    I get a license from my workplace to test, so it's "retail" but I didn't get it from a retail outlet. It's not a developer's edition or pre-production. I like the fact that the applications have all been "cleaned" of unnecessary graphics that used to slow everything down. I hate to say it, but the "Metro" interface has been fully integrated and the applications all load and run quickly.

    Outlook 2013 pulled in my accounts in an effortless manner, which has always been a problem with Outlook XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010. My email account is a POP with SSL and Outlook just had issues with the config and it took me weeks of troubleshooting and reconfiguration to get everrything working properly whenever a bew version of Outlook came out.
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    Strathpine, Queensland
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I love Microsoft Office 2013. It's much better than 2007 that was on my old laptop.

    All the online synchronization, new customization of the programs themselves, seem less integration with Windows 8's Metro UI services...
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    DeLand, FL
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    I'm still using Office 2003 myself (on my own equipment). You can have it when you can pry it out of my cold, dead fingers! It runs fine on Win8. I'll upgrade iff (if and only if) they show me something I need that I ain't got with this version. I don't care that it's 10 years old. It still works perfectly.

    -Max
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