In Pictures: The best Windows 8 business apps for portable productivity

Mixing modern style with business needs

Microsoft may tout the Surface as the best tablet for business productivity, but many professionals stick to traditional desktop programs rather than wading into the Windows Store.

That's unfortunate, because Windows 8's walled garden hides a slew of work-ready apps, especially if you venture beyond the Windows Store's lackluster business section. These apps probably can't replace your reliable desktop software completely, but they're more than capable enough to keep you productive while on the run.

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