Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 2013 in Nigeria– the next iteration of the company’s flagship Office product line for consumers.
Office 2013 has been designed to work with both touch and a mouse, and works seamlessly in the cloud giving the user an unmatched on- and offline experience.
“Office 2013 makes the end user more productive in both a work and home environment,” says Marc Israel, Office Division Group Lead for Microsoft West, East and Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
“With Office you can continue working offline, while the integration with cloud technologies allows you to sync your documents seamlessly allowing you to be far more productive.” Cloud technologies are fast becoming part of everyday life, which is why Microsoft’s Office 365 Home Premium makes sense for the African market. Office 365 Home Premium, one of the offerings within Office 2013, is a cloud service designed for busy households and people juggling ever-increasing work and family responsibilities.
The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling — all for N12,800 for an annual subscription, the equivalent of less than N1,120 per month.
Speaking during the worldwide launch of Office 365 Home Premium on January 29 this year, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft highlighted that this marks the next big step in Microsoft’s transformation to a devices and services business. “This is so much more than just another release of Office.
This is Office reinvented as a consumer cloud service with all the full-featured Office applications people know and love, together with impressive new cloud and social benefits,” he said.
Microsoft also announced it will now deliver many new features and services to the cloud first, transforming the company’s traditional three-year release cycle. Now, new features and services stream to subscribers as soon as they are ready, keeping subscribers always up to date while eliminating the hassles of upgrading.