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Compatibility in Office 2013


Applies to: Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-26

Summary: Contains articles that will help you evaluate Office 2013 compatibility in your organization.

Audience: IT Professionals

Office 2013 logoThe following table includes links to new Office 2013 compatibility tools and resources.

Office 2013 Compatibility resources on TechNet and MSDN

Article Description

Content roadmap for Office 2013 compatibility

Provides information about the articles, downloads, scripts, and videos that help IT Professionals assess Office 2013 compatibility.

Changes in Office 2013

Lists the changed and removed features since Office 2010 was released.

Assess Office 2013 compatibility

Learn how to assess Office compatibility in your organization by using Telemetry Dashboard and the modern Office compatibility process.

Overview of Office Telemetry

Provides information about Office Telemetry, the new compatibility monitoring framework that works with Office 2013, Office 2007, and Office 2003.

Monitor Office compatibility and deployments by using Telemetry Dashboard

Explains how to view the stability of Office documents and solutions and the status of your Office deployments by using Telemetry Dashboard.

Configure and deploy Telemetry Dashboard

See what's available to help you deploy and configure Telemetry Dashboard in your organization.

Telemetry in Office 2013

Download a visual representation of the Telemetry Dashboard components and how they work. This poster includes a description of all components, a list of what Office files are monitored, how data collection works, and more.

Thumbnail image of the Office Telemetry poster

File format reference for Office 2013

Provides information about the file formats that are supported in Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013.

XML file name extension reference for Office 2013

Provides information about XML file formats and their extensions that are used by Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Visio 2013.

Group Policy and Office Customization Tool settings in Office 2013 for OpenDocument and Office Open XML formats

Describes Group Policy settings and Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings that address OpenDocument Format and Open XML Formats in Office 2013.

Compatibility articles on the Office IT Pro blog

Visit our blog for the latest news on Telemetry Dashboard and Office 2013 compatibility.

Compatibility issues in Office 2013

Get more information about issues displayed in the Telemetry Log about possible compatibility issues in Excel 2013, Word 2013, and Outlook 2013.

Troubleshooting Office files and custom solutions with the Office Telemetry Log

Use the Telemetry Log to determine compatibility issues with Microsoft Office 2013 and solutions built for earlier versions of Microsoft Office.

Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus - Planning, Deployment, and Compatibility forum

If you have questions about how to use Telemetry Dashboard or its components, you can submit your questions in this TechNet forum.

Compatibility information for Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Word 2013

You can find the compatibility information about these Office applications on Office.com by searching for the following search terms:

The following video recordings about compatibility in Office 2013 are available to view online or to download.

Videos about compatibility in Office 2013

Content Description

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Quick tips for Telemetry Dashboard navigation

This video demonstrates how to navigate within Telemetry Dashboard in Office 2013. These tips help you start the dashboard, hide and show data, and quickly go back to a previous worksheet

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Creating custom reports in Telemetry Dashboard

This video demonstrates how to create custom reports using PivotTable reports in Telemetry Dashboard.

The following table contains links to newly published content, getting started content, and content feedback information.

Other Office resources for IT pros

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Newly published content

See the following article for a list of new or recently updated Office Resource Kit articles.

Getting started

Getting started

TechNet documentation includes the following articles about the new features in Office and Office 365 ProPlus.

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To provide feedback about the documentation for Office 2013 Office 365 ProPlus, choose the Feedback link at the bottom of the page. This delivers your feedback directly to the documentation team.

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