Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft
Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft.
Office 2013 is more “cloud-based” than previous versions. This is notable as the default save location is the user’s SkyDrive. Also, Microsoft is hoping that users will get Office 2013 through Office 365.
Microsoft Office 2013 includes updated support for ISO/IEC 29500, the International Standard version of Office Open XML (OOXML) file format as well as OASIS ODF 1.2 which Office 2013 can read and write. Additionally, Office 2013 provides full read, write, and edit support for ISO32000 (PDF).
Microsoft also supports Office Open XML Strict, a format which Microsoft has submitted to the ISO for interoperability with other office suites, and to aid adoption in the public sector.
New features also include new Read mode in Word, a Presentation mode in PowerPoint and improved touch and inking in all of the Office programs. Microsoft Word can also insert video and audio from online sources as well as the capability to broadcast documents on the Web. Word and PowerPoint also have bookmark-like features which sync the position of the document between different computers.
Features of Office 2013 include:
Touch Mode along with touch enhancements.
Flatter look of the Ribbon interface and subtle animations when typing or selecting (Word and Excel)
Microsoft Outlook now has a new visualization for scheduled tasks
New Start Experience
New graphical options in Microsoft Word
New alignment lines when moving objects
Online picture support with content from Office.com, Bing.com and Flickr
Resume Reading in Word and PowerPoint
New slide designs, animations and transitions in PowerPoint 2013
Support for Outlook.com and Hotmail.com in Outlook
Support for Skype and Yammer
Excel 2013 supports new model limits.