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Microsoft announces Office for the new Windows Phone 8

Microsoft announces Office for the new Windows Phone 8

Earlier today, Microsoft further announced the next generation of Office platform and the strategy around it. While presenting the new cloud features of the upcoming Office version, Microsoft included the following with the above screenshot.

“With the capabilities that we’ve built into our roaming settings service, we’re able to create new settings that will roam with you across any connected device.  For example, Word and PowerPoint make it easy to get right back into your work by remembering where you left off in each document or presentation.  So, if you didn’t have time to finish reviewing an important document before you had to leave work, Word will remember what paragraph you were last reading/editing when you open that document on another machine. PowerPoint remembers the slide you were on so you don’t have to go hunting for that last edit in a long deck.

These features extend to your mobile device as well. For example, your Windows Phone will show your recent files for one-touch access while you are on the go.”

While being just a teaser info about the new Office for Windows Phones 8, this is the first time they revealed the new look of the app. The app has same user-interface as the current Office for Windows Phone 7.x devices but with the updated new Office logos. However, Microsoft used only our Nokia Lumia 900 device instead of a Windows Phone 8 OS device to present a demo of Office 2013 meaning they are maintaining the secrecy to reveal more when Windows Phone 8 consumer features will be announced later this year.

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