Office 2013: Designed for the Everyday Entrepreneur
 

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    Office 2013: Designed for the Everyday Entrepreneur

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    THE TAKE-AWAY
    • Create and visualise on many devices with a clean and fluid interface suited for any input, whether it’s touch, mouse and keyboard, or pen.
    • Work seamlessly on the cloud with roaming access and sharing for all your documents.
    • Keep up-to-date with contacts with social networking tools built right into the interface, letting you start email, IM, voice or video chats any time you need.
    New inputs. New features. An all-new Modern look. Office 2013 is the one and only productivity solution for Windows 8, and was there ever any doubt? Office 2013 is also an ideal match for entrepreneurs, helping them fulfil their potential for creativity and productivity.
     
    For the everyday entrepreneur, work and lifestyle are impossible to separate. When you get down to basics, entrepreneurship is about getting things done with your own personal touch. If you can’t do that, you might as well be another faceless corporate drone.
     
    With Office 2013, you can get things done your own way.
     
    Office 2013 is ideal for small enterprises, with dynamic features that let you visualise your information just how you want it and online capabilities that allow you to work more flexibly. You’ll have the creative freedom to design presentations, reports and visualisations that help your business stand out.

    Visualise innovations

    The latest version of Microsoft’s acclaimed productivity suite is best experienced on Windows 8, making use of new features such as touch input and an up-front Modern interface. From reading-friendly text reflow in Word to automatic social updates in Outlook, Office 2013 provides immersive integration into Windows 8’s revolutionary design across many different devices.
     
    Your documents will have a fresh and professional look in Word 2013. The new alignment guides will keep your document looking neat and tidy when you drag a photo, shape or video to a new position, and your text will instantly reflow in response. You can even open PDF files and make use of their content with PDF reflow.
     
    Office 2013 also helps you to think more visually and creatively. Excel now has Flash Fill, which recognises patterns and auto-completes data in cells without the need for formulas or macros. Power View also provides deeper insights into business information in Excel by compiling data, charts and graphs into a single, easy-to-understand view.
     
    At the same time, Office 2013 also simplifies your IT management across both on-premises and cloud environments. Your team will always use the same interfaces and same tools, whether they’re working on desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones. What’s more, with Office 2013’s online capabilities, your creative process doesn’t have stop at your own desktop.

    Stay social, stay connected

    When you use Office 2013 with Windows 8, you’re connected all the time. SharePoint lets you follow people, documents or sites to get regular updates on their status. With Microsoft Lync, you can share your documents, collaborate and comment with any of your colleagues in real-time, no matter where you are. Each collaborator can provide comments in documents and spreadsheets, which are displayed as a conversation to make it easy to see who said what, and when.
     
    You can be certain that everyone will access the latest version of a file, because Office 2013 saves your work online to SkyDrive or SharePoint by default. Just send everyone a link to the file with the appropriate viewing and editing permissions, and your team will all be the same page. With Web App Coauthoring, participants can edit the same document or presentation whether they’re working from the desktop or in the browser with Office Web Apps.

    Cloud support: Interruption-proof enterprises

    The cloud-powered roaming features of Office 2013 are especially important for small businesses, because if experience has taught us anything, it’s that work and personal life often clash at the worst possible moment. With roaming access to your files through the cloud, you can recover from any interruption, even if you don’t have access to your desktop. Just sign in online with your Microsoft account and you’ll be able to access all your saved settings and documents, right where you left off.
     
    At the end of the day, Office 2013 isn’t about providing just one new way to work. Instead, by making use of its creativity-enhancing interfaces, cloud storage, collaboration capabilities and social tools, you’ll be choosing the way to work that’s just right for you!
     
    Learn more about what Office 2013 can offer you at http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en?WT.mc_id=ODC_ENUS_ODC_Support.