Microsoft narrates how it ported Office to Windows RT, details differences with the Win 8 version

Microsoft narrates how it ported Office to Windows RT, details differences with the Win 8 version
Microsoft outed a post yesterday at the Office blog, where it detailed for the first time the work done to port Microsoft Office to the ARM processor architecture that the iPad and Android tablets are using.

Optimizations had to be made so that the software takes advantage of the frugal nature of ARM-based processors and devices, with the intent to preserve battery life as much as possible, as portability and long battery hours is what we will expect first and foremost from Windows RT tablets with ARM silicon.

Then the interface was optimized for touch completely, and also the size of the software shrunk to occupy much less space on the usually limited amount of internal memory on such devices. While Microsoft says each and every Windows RT tablet will come with a free version of Office Home & Student RT 2013, there will be some features missing compared to the version running on Intel-based devices:


Office Home & Student RT 2013 for ARM-based Windows tablets will appear with Preview Editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, while in the beginning of November the final edition will arrive for free via your Internet connection.

source: Microsoft

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Better than nothing compared to Android and Apple

2. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Yes.. better than nothing. Apple Tablet = Toy Android Tablet = Anti productivity/ lags/crashes

3. Scyllax unregistered

Now that you mentioned it, I'm wondering what Google is cooking with that QuickOffice acquisition.

4. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

By the time it came, I'd have already gotten a Surface :( Google better be quick if they want to take the tablet market before Microsoft closes the gap

5. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Kingsoft Office for Android covers about 90% of my office needs... everyone skeptic of android office capabilities should try it....

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.