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Microsoft Teases Modern, Touch-First Office for Windows 8.1



Microsoft today showed a version of Office that runs in the touch-first environment of Windows 8.1. On stage at the Build developer conference, corporate vice president of Office Kirk Koenigsbauer demoed a touch version of PowerPoint.

The touch-first Office is still a “work on progress,” Koenigsbauer said. The touch Office applications have the trademark “ribbon” across the top, but bigger, similar to the way the suite was implemented for the iPad.

Koenigsbauer showed how to easily edit a PowerPoint slide with just his fingers. Calling up drop-down menus and moving elements was made easier by larger icon sizes. Read more…

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