Microsoft Office 2013 (formerly Office 15) is a version of Microsoft Office, a productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. It is the successor of Microsoft Office 2010 and includes extended file format support, user interface updates and support for touch among its new features. Office 2013 is suitable for IA-32 and x64 systems and requires Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or a later version of either. A version of Office 2013 comes included on Windows RT devices.
Development on this version of Microsoft Office was started in 2010 and ended on October 11, 2012 when Microsoft Office 2013 was released to manufacturing. Microsoft released Office 2013 to general availability on 29 January 2013. This version includes new features such as integration support for online services (including SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Hotmail, Skype, Yammer and Flickr), improved format support for Office Open XML (OOXML), OpenDocument (ODF) and Portable Document Format (PDF) and support for multi-touch interfaces.
Microsoft Office 2013 comes in twelve different editions, including three editions for retail outlets, two editions for volume licensing channel, five subscription-based editions available through Microsoft Office 365 program, the web application edition known as Office Web Apps and the Office RT edition made for tablets and mobile devices. Office Web Apps are available free of charge on the web although enterprises may obtain on-premises installations for a price. Microsoft Office applications may be obtained individually; this includes Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint Designer which are not included in any of the twelve editions.
|Traditional editions||Office 365 subscriptions|
|Office RT||Home & Student||Home & Business||Standard||Professional||Professional Plus||Personal||Home||University||Small Business Premium||ProPlus||Enterprise|
|Availability||Varies||Windows RT||Retail, OEM||Retail, OEM||Volume licensing||Retail, OEM||Volume licensing||Software plus services||Software plus services||Software plus services||Software plus services||Software plus services||Software plus services|
|Maximum users||1||1||1||1||As licensed||1||As licensed||1||all users in one household||1||10||25||Unlimited|
|Devices per user||1||1||1||1||As licensed||1||As licensed||1 computer and 1 mobile||5 shared among all users||2 computers and 2 mobiles||5||5||5|
|Commercial use allowed?||Yes||Separate2||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Has multiple editions
Has multiple editions
1 The Windows RT versions do not include all of the functionality provided by other versions of Office.
2 Commercial use of Office RT is allowed through volume licensing or business subscriptions to Office 365
3 Windows Store versions are also available.
Each Microsoft Office 2013 application has the following requirements, although there may be app-specific requirements.
|CPU||1 GHz clock speed, IA-32 or x64 architecture with SSE2 support|
|RAM||IA-32 edition: 1 GB
x64 edition: 2 GB
|Hard disk drive||3.0 GB free disk space|
|Software|| NET Framework 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5
In addition to these, graphics hardware acceleration requires a screen resolution of 1024×576 pixels or larger and a DirectX 10-compliant GPU with at least 64 MB of video memory (in case of absence of the required hardware, however, Office 2013 applications can still run without graphics acceleration.)