It seems that almost every day Microsoft (News - Alert) launches new updates that allow it to take Office 365 to the next level. Recently, the technology giant gave consumers more incentive to subscribe to its online Office 365 service suites by revealing that Office 2013 apps can be accessed from any device without having to install anything.
Paul Barr, a program manager at Microsoft asked in a recent piece, “What if you could use all the powerful features of the Office applications without doing an install at all? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate installation experience?” Sounds like it. As some added incentive to subscribe to Office 2013 online, users will get a taste of the future of the new mobile Office 356, Office on Demand.
The technology Microsoft is using is called Click-to-Run v2.0, which made its debut in July for the purpose of Office Home Premium. Office on Demand will allow subscribers to use Office 365 apps like Word, Excel. PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Visio. As long as the apps are launched from an Office website, customers can operate the tools from multiple types of devices.
In other Microsoft news, users that leverage Office 365 on their iPads can now leverage touch control. The touch features of these apps are so new that they are still in the experimental phase. But, since Microsoft has a cult following of fans of the classic Office features, it has left open the option to use a keyboard or mouse. Fans of tablets, however, will probably embrace the opportunity to assist in the pioneering of the future for Office 365.
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