When Outlook 2010 came out, everyone was a little scared of the new ribbon, but I think now that everyone has become familiar with it, it is not something many would care to do without. Outlook 2013 took it a step further and has added three different views with an option to not view it all as well. On the upper right side of the ribbon (next to Minimize and Maximize) click on the arrow icon. Now you can select Auto-hide, Show Tabs, or Show Tabs and Commands.
Rumors are the Microsoft will be launching Office 2013 to customers at the end of this month. It has been available to business customers since November 2012 and had a preview earlier than that. Now they are ready for everyone else to buy it and use it. Microsoft 2013 has many of the options we have loved for awhile along with some more options to personalize your Windows experience. Office 2013 will have the standard Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Like normal it can be placed on up to 5 Macs, PC’s, or mobile devices as well. The nice thing about this version is it have been tested on Surface RT tablets too. One thing that I like about the newer Office products is it has adapted to the ever evolving cloud computing world. Customers are able to save work in SkyDrive or SharePoint where it is easy to do what you please with it. Social Networking is no stranger to Microsoft Office either, you can view Facebook updates and LinkedIn feeds using Outlook with ease. There are many variations of Office 365 including Home Premium, Small Business, ProPlus, and Enterprise to customize what suites you best. To get a better idea of what is the best for you follow this link from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/whats-new