Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 18, 2012

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Microsoft has announced the next version of Office and it’s pretty different.  Office 2013 has been revamped to fit in better with Windows 8, but it’s not just different visually, the pricing model will be different too. Office 2013 will be available by subscription for $8.33 a month or 100 bucks a year for the 365 Home Premium edition. The subscription comes with all the expected software, plus 20 GB of storage in SkyDrive and 60 free Skype minutes per month. One subscription covers five computers.  Households with PCs and Macs need not worry, one subscription will be good for both operating systems.  Subscribers are also entitled to all software updates and web services, like template updates. The business version of the software will be slightly more expensive, and will integrate better with Exchange and other services aimed at businesses. Will users go for the change? It may be a while before we find out – Microsoft still hasn’t announced a release date.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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