As we all know that Microsoft is available on all the PCs and laptops as compared to any other product. That is why whenever a new version is available, it’s a new and exciting thing which is welcomed by all. The Office 2013 is a new thing with a lot of advancement in it. The features are very much improved in this version.
With the release of this version 2013, you can also use the touchscreen option as well. This thing was never possible three years ago. As we know that with the advancement of technology of hybrids and tablets in PC, there was always need for advancement in the apps for them as well. This is because of the surface machines of Microsoft. All this resulted in the maturity of the technology. As in today’s world, the company which is not using the technology to operate the software on the fingertips is actually getting back in the line and can lose a lot of share in the sale market as well.
Microsoft is looking to divert its policy of outrage purchase at once of its software to the continued annually paying customers. The trend of the market has been changed by this move. The method of payment in this way is changed in the Internet Security Market to a larger extent. Therefore the Microsoft thought that it is perfect to sell a license of their software for a year , two years or three years as well. This is better for the sale of the company in the long run.
Looking at this situation the company also launched the Office 365 Suite which is a highly cloud-based distribution system for the Microsoft. The software is although running locally now at the PC and the tablet as well. But you can save your documents online and free storage on Microsoft SkyDrive is also available in the package. The cloud storage has some of its own features. If you have the office account then you can access your files anywhere that too on any machine in the world.
It’s now clear that the deal of Office Professional 2013 is not better than the Office 365 Home premium. Even the Home Premium product is restricted by the company for the commercial use. You have to install the software for 5 separate installations in this. That too on the seven same applications, which are used by the Windows or Mac in $80 a year. In the case of Professional one, you pay $390 for a lifetime license.
There is a detailed section below which will show you the improvements in the each application of the Office.
Minimum System Requirements of Office 2013:
You need 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set in it.
1 GB RAM in case of 32-bit.
2 GB RAM is required if 64-bit.
3.0 GB Free Disk available space.
The Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card with a 1366 x 768 resolution.
It needs Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10.
Mozilla Firefox 10.x, or a later version can also be used.
Apple Safari version 5.
If Google Chrome then the version 17.x.
.Net Framework version: 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5 or even later.
If you want to use the multi-touch functionality then a touch-enabled device is also a requirement.
The following suites are included in it:
MS Office 365 Home
Office 365 ProPlus
Microsoft Office Standard 2013
Office 365 University
MicroSoft Office Professional Plus 2013
Office Home and Business 2013
MS Office Home and Student 2013
The follow-up information will reveal whether you need some additional requirement or not for the specific components of the Office 2013. Before choosing a specific suite for yourself you need to evaluate the performance and ability of your system. Make sure your system has the minimum requirements for that specific suite.
Standard system requirements for Office 2013
3.0 gigabytes (GB) available free space on hard disk.
Computer and processor:
Generally 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster for x86 version.
For x64, The processor with SSE2 instruction set included is good.
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card with additional 1024 x 576 or higher resolution monitor.
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64-bit)
The Office 2013 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems smoothly. Even if you run Office 2013 32-bit on a 64-bit version of a Windows operating system, the program runs in the 32-bit layer of the Windows operating system. Here are the Windows operating systems on which you can run Office 2013 32-bit and 64-bit programs.
Windows OS supported
Windows 10 32-bit
MS Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
MicroSoft Windows 8 32-bit
MS Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
MS Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit*
Windows Server 2012 64-bit*
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit*
On the other hand Office 2013 64-bit products are only supported on the following Windows operating systems:
Windows 7 (64-bit)
MS Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)*
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)*
MS Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)*
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are available only in 64-bit architecture.
Here one should note that there is no such option in the office that you install the 32 bit and 64-bit version at the same time. For example, there is no support for instant installations of Office 2010 32-bit with Office 2013 64-bit, or for Excel 2010 64-bit and Visio 2013 32-bit. Lync Server 2013 is also available only in a 64-bit edition, which needs hardware and a 64-bit edition of the Windows Server operating system. The 32-bit edition of Lync Server 2013 is not available with this release.
.NET Framework version:
3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, or 11; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
As told earlier that a touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input devices as well. Keep in mind that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations:
Well, Some functionality may vary, based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Office 2013 Product Keys:
You can also use following product keys for activation of your office installed version. Simply copy the key from list given below and paste it into the product activation screen on Office 2013 any build, any version.
MS Office 2013 Activation via a Product Key:
Microsoft Office 2013 Product Key ( Professional Plus )
All these keys are working on different occasions according to the different tests.