Microsoft Office 2013 will be released during Q1 of 2013. The previews we have seen look promising, Office 365 has cloud-based services and touch screen features that work well with the new Windows 8 OS. We will highlight a few of these upgrades by looking at five new features with OneNote 2013.
Inking is a cool new feature of OneNote 2013 that thoroughly utilizes the touch screen interface of Windows 8. Now you can draw, erase, and edit your notes by tapping and swiping your finger across your screen. You can even use Inking with a stylus to write notes by hand, and then have OneNote convert your messy notes into text. Inking also works with the mouse and keyboard, but you will get the full experience on a tablet or touch screen PC.
OneNote 2013 has a new feature called In Sync that allows you to store all of your notes to Microsoft’s cloud services SharePoint and SkyDrive with No Strings Attached; this means with In Sync you can say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to the USB thumb drive that you always carry with you. OneNote 2013 is designed to be versatile, it can run on different mobile platforms like Windows Phone, Android, and iOS with the ability to sync and open your most current version of notes on any device from anywhere, This I Promise You.
Search has been expanded in OneNote 2013 to give you the ability to locate anything inside your notes. The Search feature looks deep into the content of your notes and can pinpoint terms in lengthy worded text files and even search through text within a picture.
Embed Files is a feature that allows you to embed almost anything to your notes. With a single tap or click you can add to your notes videos, document, pictures and much more. OneNote 2013 will also display a preview of your embedded file beside your notes for quick referencing, and because all of your Office 365 applications are stored to the cloud, this means that your embedded documents, PowerPoint presentations, or even a standalone chart from Excel will be the most current version.
Collaboration Made Easy
Thanks to OneNote’s integration with cloud services from Microsoft’s SharePoint and SkyDrive, now anybody you give authorization to can view the most current version of your notes from anywhere, on any platform. If someone you want to share your notes with does not have OneNote or even Windows, they can still view your notes on their web browser after you send them a secure URL address.
This is just a sample of the upgrades Microsoft has made to OneNote 2013. All the other applications of Office 365 have also received a similar facelift with the goal of improving the user experience. If you are interested in knowing more about Office 365, then call PACE Technical Services at 905.763.7896. We can walk you through the new features, as well as install Office 365 on your network, manage your updates and Microsoft licenses, and help you with all of your technology needs!