[caption id="attachment_120113" align="alignleft" width="150"] The revamped Office boasts touch controls, just like the redesigned version of Windows that Microsoft released three months ago.[/caption]

Microsoft is aiming its redesigned Office software at the growing number of people who expect their favorite applications to be at their fingertips, wherever there's an internet connection.

In an attempt to extend a lucrative franchise beyond personal computers, the world's biggest software maker is selling a retooled version of Office as an online subscription service to consumers for the first time. It's a departure from Microsoft's traditional approach...

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