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Written by Nick Heer.

What’s the Point of Office 2013?

Peter Bright of Ars Technica on Office 2013:

What I cannot fathom, however, is why Office 2013 exists. Or rather, why it exists in its current form.┬áJust what Microsoft has been doing in that two and a half years, I couldn’t tell you, because Office 2013 doesn’t feel like it’s had two and a half years of work on it.

Tim Anderson of The Register expressed a similar sentiment:

I have been using Office 2013 since its first public preview. It works as well as ever, but for an individual user there is little that is compelling versus Office 2010 other than working a bit better on a Windows 8 tablet.

People are already figuring out how to work better without Office. They don’t need another reason for people not to buy the suite, but they’ve managed to provide just that.