Microsoft lifted the veil on their major revamp of its Office software. It's the first time the company has done any significant change to the product in three years. The new Office 15 has been designed primarily for Windows 8 computers and will run on PCs as well as on touchscreen tablets.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer emphasized that the new Office suite is universally touch friendly, and that the ability to control the entire application using one's fingers are accompanied by that of a stylus as well if they so choose to use one.
Microsoft also placed a heavy emphasis on Office's new cloud connectivity, similar to how one would store them in Google Docs. Office users will be able to log into Office applications using their Microsoft accounts and sync their files in the cloud via Microsoft's SkyDrive service where they can store documents like presentations and excel sheets which will automatically update and track changes and let users access them from anywhere.
Want to download it now? If you're using a device running Windows, just visit the Microsoft Office Preview portal and sign in with your Windows Live ID to download the 32-bit. (You can also get a 64-bit version here.) You'll need Windows 7 and a Microsoft Live account.