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Testing Blog Posts From Office 2013

This is the first time I’ve used a real word processor to write a blog post. I installed Office 2013, and Word connected to WordPress without any real issues. The only point of contention is that is apparently sends your username and password to your provider without any encryption. At least they warn you about it.

I’ve been impressed in general with Office 2013 integration across the enterprise, from Sharepoint in the browser to cross-application rich contact support. The eye candy has been expertly crafted, and the small things that hardware acceleration provides make for an incredeibly smooth experience. My personal favorite thing so far is the cursor animation. The cursor no longer jumps from character to character. It now animates and slides. It’s a small touch, but for some reason it makes the whole process classy and sleek. I haven’t gotten a chance to take a deeper dive into the new functionality, but it seems like Microsoft is really getting a lot of things right with the look and feel, much like the host of visual changes that came with Windows 8 and Server 2012.

I don’t have anything else interesting to say about Office 2013 just yet, but as I dig deeper into Outlook 2013/Exchange, I’m sure I’ll find some interesting new features to talk about.

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