Microsoft Office 2013 Preview provides Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher which gives access your applications, documents, and custom settings on any Internet-connected PC with a sign-in for home users. Once you've signed in to Office, all of your settings, recently used files, templates and dictionary entries will be available across all devices, and you can easily, access from anywhere. With home edition you can also talk to anyone using Skype, including 60 minutes of free international calls every month to landlines in over 40 countries and to cell phones in 7 countries. Get an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive online storage for easy access and sharing of your documents. Wide-screen templates and theme in PowerPoint and ability to edit PDF content in Word and add online video makes documents attractive. Capture and organize a variety of information in OneNote notes, pictures, webpages, and voice memos.
You get professional emails, multi-party HD video conferencing, a public website, and shared documents, and Microsoft Lync with the Small Business edition. Invite people outside your business to work with you on documents, share your calendar, and communicate in real-time across a variety of instant messaging services. Set up a team site that lets you and your co-workers work on documents together. With web-based portal set up, manage, and safeguard your office.
For Enterprise purposes It offers enterprise-grade security, side-by-side support for previous versions of Office, and IT controls that let you manage Office on your terms and with your tools and processes. Automation and group management tools give you full control over how Office is installed and configured. New Office telemetry tools monitor the health and performance of Office across your organization and support you while you migrate from earlier versions of Office. Enhanced security and multifactor authentication protects your files, devices, and users. Integrate rich web or intranet content directly into your documents and bring your files and data to life with real-time views into dynamic content.
Word: the minimalistic approach, the way the cursor moves, the slightly easier return to previous files/folders. Small things, maybe, but overall a clear improvement.
Excel: very small improvement; good for those who have to put data into chart form.
Publisher. Open a Publisher 2010 file in Publisher 2013. I did it with several and every time 2013 moved a word here and there onto the following line, so that at the end of the piece two or three lines were missing. I produce village newsletters, user manuals, and bios for website display. I can't go back and alter them all (well, I could, but why the **** should I?) and so if someone opens a piece in Publisher 2013, part will be missing. Take a screen shot of a one-page user manual and you're in trouble. Get the idea? The problem lies in the kerning, I think. For some reason my original spacing of words (to avoid hyphenation etc.) hasn't been properly recognized by Publisher 2013. The results, from my point of view, is a disaster.
Buy Word. Otherwise, unless you're an accountant or the kind of fool who uses a tablet instead of a laptop or a PC, give Office 2013 a miss.
If the 'Rate this product' box had worked, I'd have put 'mediocre' in it.