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Office 2013 and Office 365 List of Programs: New Features and Image Galleries

New Tools in the Latest Version of Microsoft Office

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Understanding new features in Office 2013 programs is important for your productivity decisions. These image galleries list new tools based found in the latest version of Microsoft Office programs.

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Word 2013

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Word processing gets an overhaul in Word 2013, from navigational improvements to new options for mixed media.

Excel 2013

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Spreadsheets are not just for business anymore. Personal organizers and professionals alike can benefit from 2013 features for Excel, including Flash Fill, the new Excel Button, and Recommended Formatting.

PowerPoint 2013

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PowerPoint presentations can have additional pop with new features that help you creating and present image-focused slides.

Outlook 2013

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Microsoft recently created webmail similar to Gmail or Hotmail, called Outlook.com. Outlook 2013 is the program or application version. These two versions of Outlook were built to work hand-in-hand.

OneNote 2013

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OneNote 2013 is one of the most improved programs in this version. The layout is more dynamic and you will see that much more polish in tools that help you take notes on the go.

Publisher 2013

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Publisher received a lot of additional attention in this version of Office, compared to past versions. Microsoft has responded to users who needed a more robust desktop publisher application.

Access 2013

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Improvements seen in Access 2013 involve new capabilities at the structural level, but users of all levels will experience a clean interface and additional tools centered around creating your own apps or using some of Microsoft's.

Lync 2013

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Microsoft Lync is a collaboration and communication tool used primarily by organizations.

SharePoint 2013

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Information on SharePoint 2013 will be posted shortly. This link takes you to SharePoint 2010 Online, a precursor for the latest version of Microsoft's content sharing environment.

Project 2013

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Project 2013 is available as an application program, a web app, and a server. This project management tool integrates with SharePoint, Lync, Visio, and Exchange. If you've never checked out what you can do, you might be interested in some of these features--particularly since you have the option to add it on as part of your Office 365 subscription.

InfoPath 2013

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InfoPath 2013 allows you to develop more complex forms for SharePoint. It is therefore typically a business or organizational tool.

Visio 2013

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Visio allows users to create polished diagrams, flow charts, and other visual elements. It goes beyond the basic tools found in other Microsoft Office Suites. It is typically used by businesses or organizations, but you can also use it for personal projects such as laying out your home's floor plan, brainstorming, and more.

Visio 2013 has received a lot of new improvements and development over past versions, so it's worth checking out even if you haven't used this application in the past.

These galleries and articles are based on information from pages and pages of Microsoft Office blogs and press releases—a lot of reading! I hope this saves you some valuable time as you get acquainted with what the new suites offer.

In summary, the Office 2013 product is of course not perfect, but Microsoft Office remains the office suite powerhouse globally. I have been impressed with Office 2013 overall so far. As you dive into these resources, please do let me know if you come across some questions.

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