Office for Windows Phone 8 revealed, coming with Office 2013 integration
July 17, 2012 at 21:54 GMT | By John Williams
At last month's Developer Summit, Joe Belfiore did mention that there were still a lot more to Windows Phone 8 features to be revealed, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn the a new version of Office for Windows Phone will be coming with the Apollo update.
This time, there was no summit for the reveal but a mere blog post. The post gives small details about how Office 15 will integrate with Windows Phone 8. The blog post mostly discusses the cloud-based features of Office 15, but notes that the latest version of Microsoft's suite of productivity software will extend to mobile devices:
All these settings are stored in the cloud, synced with SkyDrive, SharePoint, and your local drive, and roam with you. With the capabilities that we've built into our roaming settings service, we're able to create new settings that will roam with you across any connected device. For example, Word and PowerPoint make it easy to get right back into your work by remembering where you left off in each document or presentation. So, if you didn't have time to finish reviewing an important document before you had to leave work, Word will remember what paragraph you were last reading/editing when you open that document on another machine. PowerPoint remembers the slide you were on so you don't have to go hunting for that last edit in a long deck.
These features extend to your mobile device as well. For example, your Windows Phone will show your recent files for one-touch access while you are on the go.
It's worth noting that the app (pictured above) doesn't appear to have changed much, save for the logos. We suspect there is still a lot more to come when Microsoft finally reveal all the consumer-facing features.
SOURCE: Office Next VIA: Phone Scoop
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