Microsoft begins updating Office RT to final version
Windows apps, not regular Windows software. As such, it comes installed with a preview of the Office RT app, that’s Office 2013 for the skin. Originally, Microsoft said that the update taking Office RT from preview into its final version wouldn’t be released until November, but it surely seems they’re prior to schedule.
The Office RT preview currently has a watermark that reads “preview” at the splash screen, and a gold rectangle within the window bar on the top of the screen that asserts the app is a preview edition. The update process has already started, produced from a complete of 528MB. This suggests people who receive their tablets at the 26th will have already got the general version of Office RT, in preference to having to attend a pair weeks.
Office RT consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. In accordance with Tech Radar, the variations between Office RT and Office 2013 are negligible, and users shouldn’t have any trouble switching between both. You need to note that it’s for the desktop applications, however, and never the Metro apps, that are stripped down and have far less functionality.
Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is on the market for pre-order now, with the $499 model currently on a three week backorder. The device runs Windows RT, that’s an ARM-optimized Windows operating system that can’t run standard windows software. An Intel-based version of the outside is slated for release in a couple of months; it might run Windows 8.
[via Ars Technica]