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Microsoft Office 2013 is expected to be released to manufacturing today. In addition, mainstream support for the product is expected to end on June 30, 2017; and extended support is expected to end on July 5, 2022.
Microsoft Office 2013 is reportedly in Build 15.0.2703.1000, and has reached Milestone 2. It sports a revamped application interface; the interface is based on Metro Design Language, which is the interface Windows Media Center for Windows Phone 7 uses.
Microsoft Outlook has received the most pronounced changes so far; for example, the Metro interface enables users to have access to a new visualization for scheduled tasks.
Some other modest changes to the overall Office suite include PowerPoint having more templates and transition effects; and OneNote providing a new splash screen.
On May 16, 2011, new images of Office 15 were revealed which portrayed more changes to the overall functionality of the suite.
Some notable changes in Excel include a tool for filtering data in a storm, the ability to convert Roman numerals to Arabic numerals, and the integration of advanced trigonometric functions.
In Word, the capability of inserting video and audio online as well as the broadcasting of documents on the Web were implemented.