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Microsoft Office holds off on 'Metro style' till 2014

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    Microsoft Office holds off on 'Metro style' till 2014


    Microsoft officials are showing off a quick sneak peek of one of the coming "Metro-Style" Office applications today, during the opening keynote of its Build 2013 developer conference.

    During the June 26 keynote, Microsoft officials are showing an alpha version of the Windows Store version of PowerPoint as a way to demonstrate that developers can build powerful "Metro-Style"/Windows Store business applications. The Metro versions of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote are codenamed "Gemini," as I've blogged previously.

    A Microsoft spokesperson told me this week that the new Gemini apps will be available in the Windows Store in 2014. The word is that delivering these Gemini apps next year has always been the Office team's "plan of record."
    Read more at: Microsoft Office holds off on 'Metro style' till 2014 | Microsoft - CNET News

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    If it is anything like Onenote, I'll pass.
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    You have to realize that most Metro apps in Windows 8 are limited because the Metro API isn't on a par with Win32, that is changing (8.1 adds some 5000 new API's to the Windows Runtime), which allows apps to get better.
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Microsoft Office holds off on 'Metro style' till 2014
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