I started the list of changes here, at some point I will consolidate everything into a single nice master list, but for now I will just keep posing all the new things that I find in individual posts. So, a few other new features: Ability to drill on not only Matrix controls but also charts
Month: July 2012
I have been playing around with the newly released Office 2013. I cannot seem to find that many tangible Business Intelligence features in it, other than the PowerView feature that is now available in Excel. This feature has been flaky at best; I am getting all kinds of errors trying to build some visualizations against
It seems like the demand for the two products is simply insane, lots of links do not work. I have found a couple of links that have been pretty reliable for me so I will share them here: Download SharePoint 2013 here Download Office 2013 (aka Office 365 Preview) here Download Project Professional 2013 here
As I have finally managed to install the Preview version of Office 2013, I have a few things to report: Office is not implemented as a Metro app, it runs inside the desktop PowerView is now part of Excel, works pretty much the same way it does in SharePoint 2010 with Reporting Services 2012. Still
Steve Ballmer just unveiled the new version of Microsoft office available for preview here.. The two most salient points of his presentation are touch support and windows 8 integration. The new version of office appears a lot friendlier for content creation on a tablet. SkyDrive also becomes a more prominent feature that allows content creation
Both USA Today and ZDNet posted some articles on the expected release date… Ballmer is now expected to make a major Office related announcement on Monday as Microsoft kicks off MG http://www.zdnet.com/when-and-how-will-users-get-the-next-version-of-microsofts-office-7000000871/ http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/story/2012-07-12/microsoft-office-15/56173368/1 My speculation remains the same, beta will be available next week, RTM end of 2012 and GA end of Q1 2013
Looks like some people will be fired after the yesterday’s microphone fiasco at the WPC… Steve Ballmer’s microphone malfunctioned during his entire keynote. Eventually he had to go through four (4!) microphones until the production staff could get him one that worked … Steve, who by the way looked almost freaky with how much weight
GA in October.
As heard from a senior Microsoft executive, the highly anticipated beta of the product is expected to be released mid to late July.