Office 2013 now on TechNet/MSDN

 

Microsoft has posted the RTM build of Office 2013 and Exchange to TechNet and MSDN for those of you who are lucky enough to have access to those platforms. These two new products bring with them a host of new features and also a flatter look but are still far from the "modern" them that Microsoft has been deploying across all of its products.

People who purchase the current retail version of Office 2010 starting on October 19 will be able to get a free copy of Office 2013 when it ships sometime in the first quarter of 2013. As previously announced, people who purchase a new Windows RT-based hardware product on or after October 26th will get the final version of Office 2013 too.

Microsoft has also said that subscribers to Office 365 Enterprise will get some "new capabilities" in an upcoming update that will be made available in November. 

Download: Office 2013 | Exchange 2013

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In the try version which is free to public, u can also make an iso too.
Just download the exe.
Extract to a folder using WinRAR.
Make an ISO with the content given in the folder and u are done

Upgraded last night, and I haven't been able to access 2 of my e-mail accounts! One of these 2 is my neowinian.net account... Error message is "Could not locate the specified server. Please verify the server name is correct. 0X80004005". Tried to remove and re-add it, Outlook can't find the necessary information to set it up. And when configuring it manually as an Exchange ActiveSync account, just like Hotmail or Outlook.com, it asks... for the mail server name! Any ideas?

They've posted the final RTM builds of the whole 2013 family Lync/Exchange/SharePoint/Office/Visio/Project and Office Web Apps

Currently maxing out my link

Has anyone figured out a way to mount an ISO in Windows 8 RTM? In RP, you simply right-click on the ISO then pick mount. Was that feature removed?

ahhell said,
Has anyone figured out a way to mount an ISO in Windows 8 RTM? In RP, you simply right-click on the ISO then pick mount. Was that feature removed?

Right click and select open with explorer.

The only thing I can say is why Windows 8 wasn't Office 2013 designed in mind? It has been like that on the previous years.

Context menus are bigger, more touch friendly.
Everything can be set in harmony between a touch interface and mouse: Not too big for mouse, not too small for touch.

Redesigned icons, and fully GPU accelerated GUI. Windows 8 could have implemented all of this, and made a really good OS. Seems We'll have to wait Windows 8.1 or 9 to "see" if these enhancements get supported.

Anyone having trouble installing this under Windows 8? I installed on Win7 with no problem, but with Win8 I get a message saying "This app can't run on your PC. To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher."

Goalie33 said,
Anyone having trouble installing this under Windows 8? I installed on Win7 with no problem, but with Win8 I get a message saying "This app can't run on your PC. To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher."

x64 installed no issued on my WIn8 x64

buksnatata said,
Is there a trial period, and how much days?

If you have a TechNet account you should have a key for it

however apparently the trial is 5 or so days before it hammers u for a key

Loving the new Light Grey and Dark Grey themes in the RTM.... while I didn't really have too much of a problem with the white at the time, my eyes are thanking me now

TCLN Ryster said,
Loving the new Light Grey and Dark Grey themes in the RTM.... while I didn't really have too much of a problem with the white at the time, my eyes are thanking me now

Where do you see themes to change? I'm still all white?

jimmyfal said,

Where do you see themes to change? I'm still all white?

Click File, then Office Account.

Bizzare place for settings I know, it's where activation and application details are shown too. Microsoft is all about putting things in strange places with this generation of software. Windows 8's power controls being one other example

TCLN Ryster said,

Click File, then Office Account.

Bizzare place for settings I know, it's where activation and application details are shown too. Microsoft is all about putting things in strange places with this generation of software. Windows 8's power controls being one other example

Cool thanks, yeah it is buried in a strange place but it will pacify more than a few people for now.

TCLN Ryster said,

Click File, then Office Account.

Bizzare place for settings I know, it's where activation and application details are shown too. Microsoft is all about putting things in strange places with this generation of software. Windows 8's power controls being one other example

It's actually in two places. You can also find it in File > Options.

Ok, uninstalled Preview, rebooted, installed O365 Pro from ISO, launch Outlook error message about hotmail.com.ost cannot be found. Always fun to end my day with a new beginning like this....

jimmyfal said,
Ok, uninstalled Preview, rebooted, installed O365 Pro from ISO, launch Outlook error message about hotmail.com.ost cannot be found. Always fun to end my day with a new beginning like this....

Same, but fairly easy to fix and going from a Beta to RTM is always bound to have little glitches. I just deleted my mail profile and had it make a new one. As its all based on Hotmail/Outlook.com anyway, you lose nothing.

In Windows 8, just search for mail at the home screen and click on settings. In Windows 7, go into Control Panel and search for Mail. Once there you can delete your mail profile and create a new one.

TCLN Ryster said,

Same, but fairly easy to fix and going from a Beta to RTM is always bound to have little glitches. I just deleted my mail profile and had it make a new one. As its all based on Hotmail/Outlook.com anyway, you lose nothing.

In Windows 8, just search for mail at the home screen and click on settings. In Windows 7, go into Control Panel and search for Mail. Once there you can delete your mail profile and create a new one.

Yeah I went in a fixed it I just get annoyed with this stuff more than I should sometimes.

Lots of improvements most notable to me is the speed of going between Mail, Calendar etc. and the People favorites is finally working... still all white though, what ever happened to choice in that department? I'm pretty easy with this stuff, but I can certainly understand why people would be annoyed as hell about that.

jimmyfal said,
still all white though, what ever happened to choice in that department?
Others above have said that there are three themes, dark grey, grey and white. You might want to check the preferences.

Does anyone know where we can apply for a Free copy of Office 2013 if we have purchased Office 2010 after 19th October?

Shikaka said,
Does anyone know where we can apply for a Free copy of Office 2013 if we have purchased Office 2010 after 19th October?

You can't until Office 2013 is actually released at retail. Its available on Technet/MSDN for testing, but even enterprise customers can't buy yet.

Guys, please, someone confirm me the following:

Has the horrid White been tuned down?

Have they included a black theme with this release?

Jose_49 said,
Guys, please, someone confirm me the following:

Has the horrid White been tuned down?

Have they included a black theme with this release?

You have two new color theme options: light grey and dark grey. I have dark grey and it's real easy on the eyes.

pics!

devHead said,

You have two new color theme options: light grey and dark grey. I have dark grey and it's real easy on the eyes.

Jose_49 said,
Thanks guys!

It's a pity that they did not include a black theme


I'm half taking it back. The light gray theme is nice.

@torrenthief, Right, Office Professional Plus 2010 (x86) - (English) was only 650MB. The 2013 edition is 667MB.

@devHead, what happens if you stop it manually? BTW, are you on Win8?

rseiler said,
@torrenthief, Right, Office Professional Plus 2010 (x86) - (English) was only 650MB. The 2013 edition is 667MB.

@devHead, what happens if you stop it manually? BTW, are you on Win8?

Yeah, I ended up stopping it manually - well, disabling it first, rebooting, then when Office setup said that it can't start the service, I went in and started it, and all went well. I don't understand why even while in Services, I got an error message saying I can't stop the service. Weird. But I've got it up and running now with no problem.

I'm so glad there is a light and dark grey theme with this!

Has anyone had a problem after uninstalling the Preview, when installing RTM, I keep getting an error message saying the Windows Font Cache Service cannot be stopped. I had the same error when uninstalling Project 2013, but after rebooting it uninstalled properly. Now even after restarting my PC twice, Office Pro 2013 (x64) says it can't stop the Font Cache Service and I have to abort installation.

devHead said,
Has anyone had a problem after uninstalling the Preview, when installing RTM, I keep getting an error message saying the Windows Font Cache Service cannot be stopped. I had the same error when uninstalling Project 2013, but after rebooting it uninstalled properly. Now even after restarting my PC twice, Office Pro 2013 (x64) says it can't stop the Font Cache Service and I have to abort installation.

I tried installing over the full version preview and got an error. I uninstalled and then ran the install again and it installed just fine for me

I wonder why the downloads are so small. They're much smaller than 2010. You can't tell me all the fancy buttons & graphics made that much of a difference.

I wonder if this an indication that they've removed/moved much of the functionality to the "cloud" (I hate that term). SaaS at its best!

Tim Dawg said,
I wonder why the downloads are so small. They're much smaller than 2010. You can't tell me all the fancy buttons & graphics made that much of a difference.

I wonder if this an indication that they've removed/moved much of the functionality to the "cloud" (I hate that term). SaaS at its best!

Go to this page: Changes in Office 2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/e.../cc178954(v=office.15).aspx and count the number of times the word "Removed" or "Removing" appears.

Tim Dawg said,
I wonder why the downloads are so small. They're much smaller than 2010. You can't tell me all the fancy buttons & graphics made that much of a difference.

If you look on torrent sites you will see office 2010 was around 750mb or so for a single version of office. Those 2gb+ iso's contained all versions of office 2010. I was surprised that 2013 would be this small though due to all the new features like video embedding, skype embedding etc.

You mean "to the cloud" instead of SaaS. Microsoft dictates what that is called now in their commercials.

Tim Dawg said,
SaaS at its best!

The ISO's are so small! Nice.

I hope a site does a thorough review on office 2013's Open Document Format 1.2 support and compatability with Libreoffice.

MS had to add that as governments were requiring ODF 1.2 support for purchasing office suites btw otherwise MS wouldn't have added it.