Microsoft Office 2013 is set to be released in the near future with optimization for multitouch screens and Windows 8. Office 2013 is also supposed to feature great integration with Microsoft’s SkyDrive, which is a cloud storage service like Dropbox but made by Microsoft. And while this is all great for Windows users, Mac users may not see these features for a while, except one.
After The Verge reached out to Microsoft asking for availability details, a Microsoft spokesperson said that they will be releasing Office 2013 for Windows 7 and 8 but that “we haven’t announced the next release of Office for Mac”. However, they also said that they will be pushing out a free update to Office for Mac users. This update will bring SkyDrive integration to all Office for Mac users running Office for Mac 2011. The last major update to Office for Mac 2011 was released in April 2012 with Service Pack 2.
Before we get comments saying “No one uses SkyDrive”, I can assure you that this is untrue. I have recently started to use SkyDrive as my primary cloud storage service for documents as I was given 25GB of free storage for being a longtime user. Microsoft has also recently released a statement saying that SkyDrive has over 130 million users with 17 million of them uploading files monthly.