Where to Download Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows 8 or Windows 7 ?

Microsoft recently released a new version of Office, called Microsoft Office 2013 (or Office 15) In January 2013. The new Office, the release version of which is already available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, sports a minimalist interface and, among other features, is very tightly integrated with SkyDrive.

Office 2013 is Microsoft’s desktop and cloud productivity suite. It’s available as a stand alone desktop package or through Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription model. It’s various versions include the programs:

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Access 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Project 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Visio 2013

If you are not a MSDN or Technet subscriber, you can still download and install Microsoft Office 2013 for your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer .

Download Microsoft office 2013
Download Microsoft office 2013

The first thing you’ll notice when starting Microsoft Office 2013 is it’s clean, refreshing and coherent look across all supported platforms including desktop, smartphones and tablets. Through a subscription of Office 365 and the integration with SkyDrive you can access and edit your files from any computer via a browser.

Where to download Microsoft Office 2013

Option A: You can go to office.com/preview and download the full-featured edition of Office 2013 that includes following programs :

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Access 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Project 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Visio 2013

This version is actually Home Premium Preview version of Microsoft Office 365 and what’s unique here is that you can get Office running on your computer within minutes of hitting the install button. This uses Microsoft’s Click-To-Run (CTR)  installation technology – you just have to download a 500 KB installer and it “streams” the Microsoft Office applications to your computer.

Option B: The other option is that you download the Microsoft Office 2013 installer application file from the Technet”s website (you need is a Windows Live Account). Different from preview edition of Microsoft Office 2013 , this one is the “ultimate” Office Professional Plus 2013 release (version 15.0.4433.1506) that will continue work for 60 days from the date of installation.

In order to install this version of Microsoft Office, you need to download the full MSI installer file (Size : about 666 MB, OfficeProfessionalPlus_x86_en-us.img) but the benefit is that you can choose which Office programs should be installed on the computer.

Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

Which MS Office 2013 edition should I download?

Microsoft Office 2013 Pro is available as a 60-day trial as long as there’s no exact expiry date fixed for Office 365 Preview. Microsoft says that Office Preview will expire approximately 60 days after Office 2013 becomes available in that market. You will thus have more time to play with Microsoft Office 2013 with the preview release.

Microsoft Office 365 Preview can be installed alongside an older version of Microsoft Office Now those in the case of MS Office 2013 Professional, it will override your existing installation.

Another thing. The MS Office 2013 preview release sections very facilely (click to run) and you do not alike have to be an admin of your PC to install it. That’s not the case with MS Office 2013 Pro. edition .

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