Microsoft Demos Office 2013 On Windows RT Device

At TechEd conference today, Microsoft demoed Office 2013 running on Windows RT device. Even though, it was not an intentional demo to show off Office 2013 features, they provided us a glimpse of it. Just, yesterday we got information (via: Liveside) about the Office 2013 name and its new logo.

Above is the screenshot of Office 2013 Excel app running on Windows RT machine. While the info that Microsoft working on Office for Windows RT devices is nothing new, we now have a visual proof for the same.

Image Credit: Withinwindows

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  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m confused. I thought WinRT was all metro? So why is there a taskbar?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think this image is from an RT device. That toolbar isn’t finger friendly so I doubt its RT.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think this image is from an RT device. That toolbar isn’t finger friendly so I doubt its RT.

      • Jitu

        Guys be informed that win rt will be running the traditional desktop too but the x86 apps will not be running on it.:)

        • Anonymous

          So Windows RT OS will run on x86 but x86 applications cannot take advantage of the OS?  Interesting.
          I tell ya, that’s got me scratching my head and why I’m convinced this isn’t RT.  But hey, we’re getting close and I’m a patient man.

          Edit: On second thought, if this is Office 2013, (a name that will make some superstitious types queasy) its possible its engineered to run here.
          Oh well, I’ll know what I need to know soon.

          • Monkey D Black

            no. windowsRT doesn’t run on x86 hardware. windowsRT runs on ARM processors like the one in your phone. it will have a desktop view but it’s only for selected few apps, like Microsoft IE10, Office, etc

    • Anonymous

      you’re right, looks like x86 desktop in Win8

      • http://londoninsomniac.com/ London Insomniac

         Desktops on ARM and on x86/64 are visual identical.

    • Anonymous

      you’re right, looks like x86 desktop in Win8

    • http://www.CloudyDayArt.com/ Will Brown

      I thought Windows RT had a desktop for Office only.

      • Anonymous

        Office/MS applications will be the only programs running on it, but its still used for file management and more in depth settings ect as well.

      • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

        Nope, Windows RT will not have any desktop.

    • http://www.CloudyDayArt.com/ Will Brown

      I thought Windows RT had a desktop for Office only.

    • Emi Cyberschreiber

      Windows RT HAS desktop stuff. why? becuase it has file manager, and alot of options you cant fine in Metro, like control panel with advanced users most users dont need but some will want, and also, IE and stuff like that.

      OF COURSE desktop WindowsRT wont accept external exes per say, only what microsoft puts on it will run on it, like Office or IE (which is why firefox and google and complaining) so only apps on store can be installed, but still you have access to desktop in Windows RT. so yeah you are confused, it was explained long time ago how WinRT is going to have desktop but not allow desktop apps to be installed for security reasons.

      also office its a hugeeeeeeeeeee program to be ported to WinRT.

      and also remember the windows is called Windows RT and the new runtime its WinRT, and the article was about windows rt, not about winrt (since winrt is also part of windows “8″ for us x86x64)

    • guest

      mee to , this was made for the second preeview of windows 8 i think

      so office does not run on arm

      • http://londoninsomniac.com/ London Insomniac

         It does.

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    There will be Desktop in Windows RT, just that only Microsoft apps will run in it.

  • Roger

    Desktop can’t die. If we would like to have a tablet and a p c for work, we need both interfaces, desktop and Metro.

  • Anonymous

    Desktop is an app. Metro lovers can TRY TO hold on to metro. but im pretty sure 90% will hit the desktop for some reason to accomplish some task. so atleast for that, Desktop has to stay with us till 2015.