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Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Released

  1. #21


    Good News. Thanks for the info !

    Downloading now...

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  2. #22


    M$ emailed me with this link which I hope will be helpful.

    Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview Evaluation Resources
    Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview Resource Page
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  3. #23

    Vista and Office 13 no go.


    Tried to install Office 13 on Vista HP, and it would not install. Bit of a bummer, which means you will need to upgrade to use it.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    As Microsoft announced that it will be holding a press conference at Noon, PDT the Web was hit by information regarding the Office 2013 Customer Preview.Microsoft’s Office 2013 reaches its public Consumer Preview milestone today, available for end users to test on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft is calling its Office 2013 suite, Office 2013 signals a shift to document collaboration and anywhere any device access. Notably, Microsoft is introducing an on-demand subscription version of Office 2013 that can be streamed from any Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, with the ability to sync settings and documents. With strong competition from Google Apps and Apple’s iCloud storage and iPad hardware, how does Microsoft plan to keep Office 2013 desktop software and its cloud offerings relevant in a multi device era.



    Download Office 2013 Customer Preview Today

    Office 2013 Preview Resource Kit

    Deployment guide for Office 2013 Preview



    Download Link : Microsoft Office Customer Preview

    Office 2013 Serial Key - Get your Serial key here


    Full Installers :

    x86 :
    32 Bit Version of Office Preview
    x64 :
    64 Bit Version of Office Preview
    How did you get link to downloads?
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  5. #25


    It took three tries but I finally got it downloaded (quick launch version downloaded via a link in an e-mail I got after I signed up). In two attempts previously I got to a point where I got a message that I was not authorized to access the page.

    Now I am trying to find a way to launch it so it does NOT show up as a Metro app. (Maybe my mistake was launching it from the Metro start page?) Maybe I need to go in and launch it the hard way from the desktop? (I normally go straight to the Desktop in Windows 8.)

    First impression: ho hum. The interface is definitely different but other than the option to login to an online account and store my documents on my SkyDrive, I don't see a big difference in functionality. I was able to store a Word document as a PDF (did not try the opposite) but I wasn't able to edit the PDF after I saved it. (I think I had the ability to add comments and such as I do in Acrobat Reader X, but nothing more.) It is rather bland and white in appearance in most places but I'm not too bothered by that. It's just that - so far, anyway - I don't see much difference in functionality over Office 2010.

    I have not yet tried the other Office applications (other than a little PowerPoint slide show that was presented as part of the download/install).
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    It's just that - so far, anyway - I don't see much difference in functionality over Office 2010.
    When push comes to shove, you could say the same thing about 2010 v. 2007 and 2007 v. 2003. They are all incremental changes. I have 2010 loaded up on the desktop and out of laziness I still have 2003 (minus Outlook) on the laptop. I use them pretty interchangeably.

    Here is what I really would want to see in Word:

    a creative mode,
    an outlining mode, and
    a brainstorming mode.

    Back in 1994, I used Ami Pro which had a wonderful outlining mode. I loaded up that sucker last year, and it still rocks. It had one of the first icon toolbars, and it beats the ribbon for the things I do.

    Back in 1993, I used Wordperfect for DOS. I would love a mode like that in Word: just me and the text on the paper. No fonts, no toolbars, no resizable windows, no mouse.

    Back in 2003 I used Wordperfect for Windows, and it was great for taking notes. I never want to take notes in Word.

    I think intelligent design trumps flash every time.

    I haven't managed to install 2013 preview yet (in Win 8). I got an error message saying that 32bit and 64bit can't co-exist.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    The links all point to "Office 365 Home Premium" - the "cloud" application and something of which I really want no part. Where's the version I install on my local machine, that keeps my documents on my machine, and has nothing to do with the oh-so-overhyped "cloud"?

    I do NOT want to store my docs in the cloud, get to them from the cloud, or run applications rom the cloud. Call me old-fashioned that way.
    It might be called "Office 365", it is still Office 2013/15 and can completely work without any Internet access. It is installed on your computer, can save on your computer and can have nothing to do with the cloud.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Captain MDS View Post
    It might be called "Office 365", it is still Office 2013/15 and can completely work without any Internet access. It is installed on your computer, can save on your computer and can have nothing to do with the cloud.
    You are correct, but it would have been nice to have that information up front.
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  9. #29


    Office 2013 Preview installed and running!

    Besides the capital letters in my email address on the form as mentioned in an earlier post, it was a very easy and efficient experience via TechNet. Would highly recommend to anyone to get an account.

    Thumbs up so far. Love the Metro lQQk. I'll be getting familiar with and working on settings. So, 2-a-roo for now.............
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  10. #30


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Do I really need to go through all this HORSE SH--E to download this app. (Screenshot enc).

    I think I'll stay with Office 2010.

    cheers
    jimbo
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