Microsoft is touting the social, connected and tactile features of the next version of its desktop publishing software, Microsoft Office 2013, RelaxNews reports. The new Office is designed to work on desktop PCs as well as on tablets running the company's Windows 8 operating system. The software has been enhanced with social and cloud features and supports touch (but not as well as it should says Ars Technica), stylus, mouse and keyboard input.

"We are taking bold steps at Microsoft," Ballmer said at the press conference in San Francisco on July 16. "The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and...

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