The new Office 2013 will come with a host of new features that merge all Windows 8 devices together and that includes the ‘resume reading’ feature that is going to be available on Windows Phone 8 as well.
Windows Phone 8 to Integrate With Office 2013
Office 2013 is going to be closely integrated in to the whole Windows 8 ecosystem and it has not left mobile phones behind. New information from Microsoft suggests that the new Office will be very well integrated in to Windows Phone 8 to allow a seamless experience across the platform.
The ‘resume reading’ feature keeps track of your progress on a document and allows you to resume reading from the point your left off even when you are switching over to a different device. So if you start reading a PDF on your laptop, you can resume reading from the last location on your phone, then move over to a tablet and then back to your laptop or desktop again.
Microsoft has also been working on advancing the Office Web Apps for mobile use, which means an even better experience for mobile Office 365 users. The Windows Phone 8 version has an especially well designed touch-based interface for easy operations and it will also have a ‘recent’ section to view the most recently synced documents from the cloud. This means documents can be edited anywhere and they will sync all across devices, just as it is meant to work.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, explained how all applications in the Office suite have been upgraded to have better touch-based controls. They have been redesigned to suit the needs of those who are using the apps on a Windows Phone 8 device or a Windows 8 tablet device. This will ease up the lives of many users who use the same tablet/phone for work and home.
The new Office for Windows Phone 8 is apparently on track for release late this year.