Microsoft Office 2013

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Microsoft Office 2013
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Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft OneNote 2013, are all components of Microsoft Office 2013. Above: the logo of Microsoft Office 2013.
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseOctober 11, 2012; 3 months ago (2012-10-11)[1]
Stable release15.0.4454.1002[citation needed]
Operating system[2]
PlatformIA-32, x64, ARM
Available in33 languages[3]
TypeOffice suite
LicenseTrialware[4]
Websiteoffice.microsoft.com
 
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Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013.svg
Microsoft Office 2013 Default Screen.png
Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft OneNote 2013, are all components of Microsoft Office 2013. Above: the logo of Microsoft Office 2013.
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseOctober 11, 2012; 3 months ago (2012-10-11)[1]
Stable release15.0.4454.1002[citation needed]
Operating system[2]
PlatformIA-32, x64, ARM
Available in33 languages[3]
TypeOffice suite
LicenseTrialware[4]
Websiteoffice.microsoft.com

Microsoft Office 2013 (formerly Office 15[5]) is the latest version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Microsoft Windows and the successor to Microsoft Office 2010.[6] Office 2013 includes extended file format support, user interface updates, and support for touch.[7] Office 2013 is suitable for IA-32 and x64 systems and requires Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later version of either.[8] A version of Office 2013 comes included on Windows RT devices.[9]

Development on this version of Microsoft Office was started in 2010 and ended on October 11, 2012 when Microsoft Office 2013 was released to manufacturing.[1] Microsoft has planned general availability for 29 January 2013.[10]

Contents

Development

Development started in 2010 while Microsoft was finishing work on Office 14, released as Microsoft Office 2010.

In May 2011, a build of an Office 2013 alpha build was leaked by a tester.[citation needed]

On January 30, 2012, Microsoft released a technical preview of Office 15, build 3612.1010, to a selected group of testers bound by non-disclosure agreements.[11]

On July 16, 2012, Microsoft held a press conference to show off Office 2013 and to release the Consumer Preview.[12] The Office 2013 Consumer Preview is a free, fully functional version but will expire.[13] An update was issued for the Office 2013 Customer Preview suite on October 5.[14]

Office 2013 was released to manufacturing on October 11, 2012.[1] It was made available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on October 24.[15] On November 15, 2012, 60-days trial versions of Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus, Project Professional 2013 and Visio Professional 2013 were made available to the public over the Internet.[4][16] Microsoft has planned general availability for 29 January 2013.[10]

New features

Office 2013 is more "cloud-based" than previous versions. This is notable as the default save location is the user's SkyDrive. Also, Microsoft is hoping that users will get Office 2013 through Office 365 subscriptions.

Microsoft Office 2013 includes updated support for ISO/IEC 29500, the International Standard version of Office Open XML (OOXML) file format as well as OASIS Open Document Format 1.2,[17] which Office 2013 can read and write.[18] Additionally, Office 2013 provides full read, write, and edit support for ISO 32000 (PDF). Microsoft Office 2013 also supports Office Open XML Strict, a format which Microsoft has submitted to the ISO for interoperability with other office suites, and to aid adoption in the public sector.[19]

New features include a new read mode in Microsoft Word, a presentation mode in Microsoft PowerPoint and improved touch and inking in all of the Office programs. Microsoft Word can also insert video and audio from online sources as well as the capability to broadcast documents on the Web.[20] Word and PowerPoint also have bookmark-like features which sync the position of the document between different computers.

Other features of Office 2013 include:

ObjectUpper limit
Characters in a table or column name100 characters
Number of tables in a model2,147,483,647 bytes (2 GiB minus 1 byte)
Number of columns and calculated columns in a table2,147,483,647 bytes (2 GiB minus 1 byte)
Memory limit, checked when saving a workbook4,294,967,296 bytes (4 GiB)
Concurrent requests per workbook6
Number of connections5
Number of distinct values in a column1,999,999,997
Number of rows in a table1,999,999,997
String length536,870,912 bytes (512 MiB), equivalent to 268,435,456 Unicode characters
Restrictions in an objectSymbols
Reserved characters that cannot be used in a Name[22]. , ; ' ` : / \ * | ? " & % $ ! + = () [] {} < >

Removed features

The following features are removed from Microsoft Office 2013.

Removed from the entire suite [23]
Features removed from Microsoft Word
Features removed from Microsoft Access
Features removed from Microsoft Outlook
Features removed from Microsoft PowerPoint

Editions

Lineup of Microsoft Office 2013 icons, from left to right: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote, Publisher, Lync and InfoPath. Absent in this lineup: Visio, Project, SharePoint Designer and SkyDrive Pro

Boxed editions

Microsoft makes Office 2013 available as traditional retail suites for users to buy in four editions:

  1. Home & Student: This will be licensed for one PC and will cost $139.99. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote 2013.[25]
  2. Home & Business: This will be licensed for one PC and will cost $219.99. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook 2013.[25]
  3. Professional: This is licensed for one PC and will cost $399.99. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access 2013.[25]
  4. Professional Plus: Available on volume licensing channel only, to be licensed in large numbers. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath and Lync 2013.[26]

Office 365

Office 2013's retail suites are complemented by four Office 365 subscriptions that also provide Office 2013 applications. There are 3 retail suites, all licensed for a single PC each[27] and 4 online suites, licensed for subscription services, updates and multiple users.

Office RT

A special version of Office 2013 known as Office 2013 Home & Student RT is shipped with all Windows RT devices, consisting of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. This edition, whilst visually indistinguishable from normal versions of Office 2013, contains special optimizations for ARM-based devices, such as changes to reduce battery usage (including, for example, freezing the animation of the blinking cursor for text editing during periods of inactivity), enabling touch mode by default to improve usability on tablets, and using the graphics portion of a device's SoC for hardware acceleration.[28][29][30]

Office RT modifies or excludes other various features for compatibility reasons or resource reduction. To save disk space; templates, clip art, and language packs are downloaded online rather than stored locally. Other excluded features include the removal of support for third-party code such as macros/VBA/ActiveX controls, the removal of support for older media formats and narration in PowerPoint, editing of equations generated with the legacy Equation Editor, data models in Excel (PivotCharts, PivotTables, and QueryTables are unaffected), and searching embedded media files in OneNote.[31]

Windows RT devices on launch were shipped with a "preview" version of Office Home & Student 2013 RT. When the final version is released in the user’s language, Windows Update on Windows RT will update Office RT automatically. The exact release date varies depending on the user’s language.[30] As the version of Office RT included on Windows RT devices is based off the Home & Student version, it cannot be used for "commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities" unless the organization has a volume license for Office 2013 already, or the user has an Office 365 subscription with commercial use rights.[32]

Comparison

Table of Editions[25][33][26]
SuitesAs an individual productBoxed editionsOffice 365
Home & StudentHome & BusinessProfessionalProfessional PlusHome Premium1Small Business Premium2ProPlusEnterprise 3
AvailabilityVariesRetail, OEMRetailRetailVolume licensingSoftware as a serviceSoftware as a serviceSoftware as a serviceSoftware as a service
PricingVariesUS $139.99US $219.99US $399.99N/AUS $99.99 per yearUS $149.99 per user per yearTBATBA
Maximum users1111Depends on licensesall users in one household[34]505[35]Unlimited
Devices per user1111Depends on licenses555[35]5
Commercial use allowed?YesNoYesYesYesNo[36]YesYesYes
WordYesYes4YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ExcelYesYes4YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PowerPointYesYes4YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
OneNoteYesYes4YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
OutlookYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PublisherYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
AccessYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
InfoPathYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYes
LyncYesNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYes
SharePoint DesignerYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Project
Has multiple editions
YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Visio
Has multiple editions
YesViewerViewerViewerViewerViewerViewerViewerViewer
Remarks
1 Office 365 Home Premium comes with an additional 20 GB of online storage on SkyDrive, 60 free Skype minutes and also Office for Mac 2011.[25][35]
2 Office 365 Small Business Premium includes 25 GB Exchange Online mailbox and 10 GB of SharePoint Online-based cloud storage for the organization with an additional 500 MB per user account.[35]
3 Office 365 Enterprise includes everything from Office 365 ProPlus, plus Exchange Online, providing archiving and legal compliance capabilities, SharePoint Online for managing and sharing documents and Lync Online for business communications.[35]
4 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote also come in RT editions for that run on Windows RT. These editions have restricted feature set.

Office Web Apps

Microsoft has updated the Office Web Apps that previously shipped with Office 2010. Office Web Apps include updated online versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft OneNote. The web apps feature the same flat look as their desktop counterparts. The Office Web Apps Preview were released to SkyDrive on 16 July 2012. Users can use the Office Web Apps to create documents, and can download them locally on to their computer.

System requirements

Each Microsoft Office 2013 application requires the following requirements, although there may be app-specific requirements.[2]

ItemRequirement
CPU1 GHz clock speed, IA-32 or x64 architecture with SSE2 support
RAMIA-32 edition: 1 GB (IA-32)
x64 edition: 2 GB RAM
Hard disk drive3.0 GB free disk space
Computer monitor1024×576 pixels or larger
Video cardDirectX 10-compliant
Operating system
Software.NET Framework 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5

See also

References

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