Office 365 Preview
Get more information and download it here: Office 365 Customer Preview.
I installed it on a system that also has Office 2003 and Office 2010. No problems, so far. But the new "flat" look sure is ugly. And I've already discovered a major annoyance: Each workbook opens in a separate window.
But I've found some nice new features, and it has lots of new worksheet functions: ACOT, ACOTH, ARABIC, BASE, BINOM.DIST.RANGE, BINOMDIST, BITAND, BITLSHIFT, BITOR, BITRSHIFT, BITXOR, CEILING.MATH (same as CEILING.PRECISE), COMBINA, COT, COTH. CSC, CSCH, DAYS, DECIMAL, ENCODEURL, FILTERXML, FLOOR.MATH (same as FLOOR.PRECISE), FORMULATEXT, GAMMA, GAUSS, IFNA, IMCOSH, IMCOT, IMCSC, IMCSCH, IMSEC, IMSECH, IMSINH, IMTAN, ISFORMULA, ISOWEEKNUM, MUNIT, NUMBERVALUE, PDURATION, PERMUTATIONNA, PHI, RRI, SEC, SECH, SHEET, SHEETS, SKEW.P, UNICHAR, UNICODE, WEBSERVICE, XOR. I probably missed a few (and misspelled others), so don't consider this a comprehensive list.
Now it's time to start revising my Excel books.
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- By Hui.... Comment posted 16 July, 2012 9:44pmOffice 365
It has 5 more degrees than an X-Box 360
so It must be good!
- By Allen Cody. Comment posted 19 September, 2012 8:56pmI haven't read much on the Office 365 but I think it is cloud based; i.e., you will eventually subscribe to use the Office apps that you will access via the web. No more need for CDs or updating to the latest version, and you can access Office from any computer/device with an internet connection, but it could end up costing more over the long run. Just another perpetual payment stream if you're a user, and a perpetual revenue stream for MS. I hope MS will continue to offer purchase options.
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