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Use Touch mode for tablets
Every Office 2013 app includes support for Touch mode, which is activated by tapping the bull’s-eye button in the Quick Launch bar along the top of this screen. Touch mode adds a little extra space between navigation elements and Ribbon icons. It’s especially effective in Outlook, where you also get a list of shortcuts to the right of the selected item.
A unified contacts list
This screen shows off several interesting new features in Outlook 2013. The simplified navigation bar at the bottom left of the screen lets you quickly change the display from mail to calendar or, as shown here, people. The My Contacts list on the left draws from email contacts and connected social media services and can easily be filtered using the search box.
Today’s weather at a glance
At the top of the new calendar pane is a customizable three-day weather forecast, with data drawn from Microsoft’s Bing service. Hover over any entry for more details, as shown here. Use the drop-down list at the left to add cities.