They just did a DEMO of the Touch First Office at BUILD 2014

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    Which video is it? There seems to be a live stream and then a bunch of previous ones you can select -- none of which mention Office in the description :-(
     
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    It's a currently live stream, so I think what was '2/3 of the way through' is some other fraction ;-) Gave up -- will wait for clips to start appearing elsewhere, if you see one, post a link here...

    I did find some screen shots from the demo, looks like they just showed a peek of PowerPoint. Hopefully the final release will look better, as-is it looks like they just spread the existing toolbar buttons further apart.
     
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    It is at 1:25:23 that they DEMO Office, so just under half way...sorry
     
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    Yes very cool. But I think that may have Microsoft "cheated". Once PowerPoint got past the file selection dialog (which looked VERY ModUI), it stopped looking like a ModUI app.... at least none that I've ever seen. So either they will be tweaking the ModUI elements in a future release, or they're using custom/private controls.
     
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    Windows 8.1/RT Update 1 updates the WinRT APIs to the same as Windows Phone 8.1....
     
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    So this will make cross platform store apps possible?
    BTW, will the Surface RT/2 receive the fast swipe keyboard, Cortana and the ability to store apps on the sdcard like Windows Phones can do in 8.1?
     
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    Cortana is supposed to eventually end up across all systems (rumor). The 95% API Parity allows Apps to be coded once and compiled for x86, x64, ARM RT, ARM Phone and Xbox One.
     

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