Available today, the new suite is considered by CEO Steve Ballmer "the most ambitious version of Office we've ever done."
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Ballmer called this "the most ambitious version of Office we've ever done." Touting the cloud-based Office 365, the CEO also said that this is a version that lets users simply click start and being running.
Office 15 launched as a technical preview this past January, available for testing to only a small number of people who then provided feedback to Microsoft on the product. Based on screenshots, the product takes a page from the world of Metro, emphasizing a simple and uncluttered interface.
Office is currently used by more than 1 billion people around the world, according to Microsoft.
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