Microsoft has released the first service pack for Office 2013 and the update comes in both x86 and x64 flavors. We have posted the download links after the jump but know that the files are quite large
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The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 R2 has been released, which adds Windows 8.1 support, along with virtualization support for Office 2013 and other features.
Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 will be getting its first Service Pack early next year and would bring performance and feature updates along with better Windows 8.1 support for the suite.
Microsoft has launched Office Remote, a new Windows Phone 8 app that lets users turn a smartphone into a remote for interacting with Office 2013 or Office 365 documents on a PC.
Microsoft has re-released several security bulletins it launched last week to fix issues that were discovered after they were issued, in a trend that has some security experts concerned.
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A report hints that Microsoft might be developing more of its Office family of apps to run on Windows RT, as the company gets ready to release the first version of Outlook RT next week.
Microsoft has offered up some more information on the upcoming and highly anticipated Outlook 2013 RT client, which will be released for Windows RT devices later in 2013.
Tami Reller has stated today at Computex 2013 that new 7- and 8-inch Windows 8 x86 tablets will come with the basic Microsoft Office 2013 apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote out of the box
Microsoft has sent Neowin word that since the launch of the "new Office" to December 1st for organizations and January 29th for consumers, the company has sold "well north of 20 million and counting."
Microsoft has announced that it has now sold over one million subscriptions to its Office 365 Home Premium software service since it launched in late January 2013.
Microsoft has announced that the Surface Pro will go on-sale in Japan on June 7th, bringing a 256 GB localized model that includes a full copy of Office 2013, while new Touch Covers are also available
In a new blog post, Microsoft says that Adobe's decision this week to discontinue its stand alone Creative Suite software in favor of its Creative Cloud subscription service is coming too early.
A new report claims that Microsoft will offer feature updates for its Office 365 subscription client and server products in June or July, with a major upgrade for Office 2013 coming this fall.
Microsoft has released new apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 that offer quick access to the company's Office Webinar videos where people can learn more about Office 2013.
Document template company Docstoc has announced it will begin to sell some of its templates directly to owners of Microsoft's Office 2013 via the software's applications store.
Microsoft has launched a new update for the Windows 8 version of its OneNote app, adding in features such as support for notebooks on Office 365 and better pen customization.
While Microsoft has quietly ended sales of its Office 2010 software suite, some retailers are selling their remaining inventory of Office 2010 box copies for much higher than their normal prices.
Some people who downloaded the preview version of Office 2013 back in June 2012 are getting messages that state they should get the final version of the software by Wednesday, March 20th.
Microsoft may want all of its Office users to move to the cloud-based Office 365 service, but there are still people who prefer to use Office applications as stand alone offline software.
A new report claims that Microsoft TechNet subscribers will soon be able to get a free year of the company's new Office 365 service on top of their Office 2013 Professional software.
Microsoft has announced it will now allow owners of the stand alone Office 2013 software to transfer their client to a new PC once every 90 days, rather than the software be locked to one PC.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft will cut the price that PC OEMs pay for installing Windows 8 on touchscreen devices to $30, compared to the previous price of $120, which is a 75 percent decrease.
Microsoft's Visual Studio division has launched Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, designed to help developers with the creation of apps for Microsoft's Office 365 and Office 2013
Kurt DelBene, the leader of Microsoft's Office division, hinted this week that we could see updates for both Office 365 and the client-based Office 2013 software every three months.
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that while retail copies of Office 2013 contain just a 25 digit code in the US, the company is still selling Office 2013 as a physical disc product in some countries.
Microsoft has posted up an official statement where it offers some clarity on the install rights of the stand alone Office 2013 product compared to Office 2010 and the new Office 365.
Microsoft has confirmed that the EULA for stand alone versions of Office 2013 tie the software license to just one PC and that the license can't be moved to another PC.
Following the release of their Office suite last week Microsoft has just launched a series of Quick Start Guides. These are designed to give users some help in navigating the new Office apps.
Microsoft's Bing team has released five new and free apps for owners of Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium in the Office Store, much as they released apps for Windows 8.
Microsoft vice-president P.J. Hough said that the company does have plans to release a version of Office that will run natively in the "Modern" UI of Windows 8 at some point.
In a new interview, Microsoft CEO calls the cloud-based file service Dropbox a "fine little startup" but also won't comment on any plans Microsoft might have to bring Office to the iPad.
Microsoft has now quietly added the new version of Office 2013 to the Windows Store section of Windows 8 as a desktop app selection, a few hours after the launch of the software.
As part of today's launch of Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft has launched a giveaway where the grand prize winner gets to choose from one of four services for a year.
Microsoft has said there are now over 200 third party apps available to download for Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium users in the Office Store but there's no info yet on download numbers.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote a post on the company's blog today hyping the launch of Office 365 Home Premium, while also saying small and medium businesses can get the new Office 365 on Feb 27.
Office 2013 is now on sale in the United States via the Microsoft Store, completing the final stage of launch for Microsoft's latest productivity suite. Copies are available starting at $139.
The Microsoft Store website in Australia is the first place in the world people can go ahead and purchase Office 2013, showing that the company will offer the software by each country's time zone.
Felicity Huffman , one of the "Desperate Housewives" in the recently cancelled TV series, will be heading to New York City to help Microsoft launch Office 2013 and the new Office 365 on Tuesday.
Microsoft has released a teaser for Office 365 and Office 2013, saying it's "Time to 365", while also confirming the long-rumored release date of January 29th for the retail launch
We've received a photo that shows the Office 2013 final retail packaging in the wild and ready to be sold, while also having the January 29th release date and pricing effectively confirmed
An analyst thinks that Microsoft can "start printing money" if and when they launch iOS and Android version of Office but cautions that the company runs the risk of waiting too long for the launch.
Microsoft has announced that the upcoming PowerPoint 2013 will make viewing presentation slides in 16:9 widescreen format the default, with options if you use a 4:3 projector.
During its quarterly conference call with analysts today, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein did not provide any official information on sales of its Windows RT version of the company's Surface tablet.
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Microsoft Office 2013 is now available to purchase through the Home Use Program, which allows employees of certain companies including the Army very cheap (US$9.95) access to Office for home use
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that people who have downloaded the free preview version of Office 2013 and who might be seeing some early expiration dates can ignore them; they are incorrect.
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