Office 2013 MSI download link now available

If you were disappointed that Microsoft did not offer a traditional MSI install option for Office 2013 yesterday, you can now rejoice as Microsoft has posted up a link to an MSI download for both 32 bit and 64 bit installs. You can find the download links here (free registration required).

Microsoft states the following about the MSI download:

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview is also available using the traditional MSI-based installation package. Please note the traditional installation does not support fast streaming or side-by-side operation with older versions of Office, and you will need to uninstall existing Office programs on your PC.

Office 2013 brings with it several updates to the popular Office productivity suite which you can read about here. Microsoft has not announced a release date yet for Office 2013, but rumors have suggested that late this year or more likely, early next year the platform will launch.

Download: Office 2013 MSI (free registration required)

Thanks for the tip Scott!

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Quick question for anyone, my school is trying to deploy this via Group Policy but when i try to download the .MSI all i see is the .EXE. Am I missing something?

pdpdrummer805 said,
Quick question for anyone, my school is trying to deploy this via Group Policy but when i try to download the .MSI all i see is the .EXE. Am I missing something?

You probably should hold off on deploying this just yet...

Kyle said,

You probably should hold off on deploying this just yet...

Why? (Yes - I'm quite serious.)

There are two (and only two) reasons to hold off deploying Office 2013 (even if only in a limited fashion) -

1. Most of your PCs are running a version of Windows *older* than Windows 7.

2. You have add-ins and/or plug-ins incompatible with Office 2013.

If neither is true, deploy away.

Actually, half of our machines are running Windows 8 RP and the other half are running 7 Enterprise. But that's beside the point.... Where is the .MSI?

Odd it just wont download for me I click install on IE both 32 and 64 bit versions and it asks me in the download box to save and it freezes!

Had so many problems with the previous downloader. I don't even know is it installing or not... When it is installing, I cannot tell the percentage as well. The window and the one as the taskbar both wrote different number..zzz

I've downloaded the 32-but version running on Windows 8 Preview. It's nice, but Outlook is unbearably slow. I am connected to an exchange server that is in another site. It's almost next to useless. The other apps are great however

vhaakmat said,
I've downloaded the 32-but version running on Windows 8 Preview. It's nice, but Outlook is unbearably slow. I am connected to an exchange server that is in another site. It's almost next to useless. The other apps are great however

And how is the connectivity to that site with other mail applications (or, for that matter, with Outlook 2010)? To be honest, the greatest competition for a new version of Office is the version of Office immediately before it - and that is despite its cost as a suite. Therefore, the greatest competiton for Office 2013 is - you guessed it - Office 2010

This WAS available yesterday. It wasn't easy to find, being located at the very bottom of a page, but it was there and downloadable.

neufuse said,
I didn't like the fact the first installer basically made you watch a animation while it started up.....

Yeah, I didn't even know that the installer was downloading. It probably doesn't help that my connection is slow too.

neufuse said,
I didn't like the fact the first installer basically made you watch a animation while it started up.....

Quibble, quibble. It's the *same* animation the offline-version runs (except it runs it during the install in the online installer, and at the end in the offline install). It's part of the OOBE for this version of Office (and is itself new; Office 2010/365 1.0 has no OOBE).

xankazo said,
How long is it before the preview license expires?

I was asking myself the same. Can't find it anywhere at the Account on Office.

ajua said,
I couldn't see the Product Key. There were just XXXX-XXXX characters

I have installed Office 2013 Pro Plus x64, and surprisingly it didn't ask for product key

ajua said,
I couldn't see the Product Key. There were just XXXX-XXXX characters

Fear not. If you refresh that page a few times, it seems to finally show it. If not, it doesn't ask for it. (at least right away). But if you get your key, you can enter and activate by hitting File in one of the Office Applications and going to "Account".

Ramesh Kumar said,

I have installed Office 2013 Pro Plus x64, and surprisingly it didn't ask for product key

Go to File > Account

There you can enter your product key.

Ramesh Kumar said,

I have installed Office 2013 Pro Plus x64, and surprisingly it didn't ask for product key

First I used Maxthon and I saw XXX but when I opened with Chrome I saw full key.

Ramesh Kumar said,

I have installed Office 2013 Pro Plus x64, and surprisingly it didn't ask for product key

It doesn't ask for the product key during installation. It'll prompt you for it when your grace period expires, or you can input it manually before then as others have described.

nitins60 said,
Surprise to see Microsoft is using Java applets for this.

They did the same for Office 2007 pre-release version

nitins60 said,
Surprise to see Microsoft is using Java applets for this.

Because it's not their download manager - it's from bandwidth partner Akamai. And it's available as both Java-based (for Firefox and other Java-based browser engines) or as an ActiveX control (IE and derivatives) - I just downloaded the x64 installer for my Windows 7 bare-metal install for more testing. (No - Windows 8RP is still alive and kicking; the two are are on different hard drives.)

When I try to sign up, it allows says the email address field is "Invalid" or "Undefined" in all browsers I've tried and with different email addresses, so it won't let me proceed.

I had the same issue, simply deleting the contents of the email text box and retyping the same email solved the issue.

Ninja Grinch said,
I had the same issue, simply deleting the contents of the email text box and retyping the same email solved the issue.

Mine still refuses to work even trying that, I've tried 3 different accounts and still all d the same thing.