Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Evaluation Resources
For details on features and business benefits of Office Professional Plus 2013, see the
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Product and Evaluation Guide
Deployment Guide eBook for Office 2013 provides deployment instructions for Office 2013. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, and IT administrators who are ready to deploy Office 2013.|
Technical Evaluation Process
Install and Configure
Library Article: Customize Installations of Office 2013
Find articles about the customization process and about how to customize specific installations of Office 2013.
Library Article: Setup Architecture Overview for Office 2013
The Setup program unifies and manages the complete installation process. This includes customizing users' Office configuration, deploying multiple languages at the same time, and applying software updates to new installations. This article provides an overview of the Setup architecture, Setup sequence of events, language-neutral design and deployment of multiple languages, customization methods, required local installation source, and updates process.
Deploy and Manage
Library Article: Volume Activation Methods in Office 2013
Learn about the methods that are available for activating volume-licensed editions of Office 2013. Covers Key Management Service (KMS), Multiple Activation Key (MAK), and Active Directory-Based activation.
Library Article: Deploy Office Telemetry Dashboard
Office 2013 introduces a new application and document compatibility tool, known as Telemetry Dashboard. It replaces the Office 2010 compatibility tools Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM), Office Code Compatibility Inspector (OCCI), and Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT). This article describes prerequisites, deployment procedures, answers to frequently asked questions, database sizing, and troubleshooting for Telemetry Dashboard.
Library Article: Plan for Multilanguage Deployment of Office 2013
The language-neutral design of Office 2013 helps simplify the deployment of Office products in multiple languages. Instead of creating a series of installations, you enable Setup to coordinate a single installation of multiple language versions. This article discusses the planning considerations for Setup and the customizations that you can make when you install language packs or proofing tools.
Library Article: Overview of Apps for Office 2013
The new apps for Office enable you to run the same solutions across applications, platforms, and devices, and provide an enhanced experience within Office applications by integrating rich content and services from the web. Learn about apps for Office and how to obtain and manage apps for Office.
Library Article: Security Overview for Office 2013
Protection starts with authentication and identity. By using this release, Office makes a fundamental change from computer centered identity and authentication to user centered identity and authentication. This shift enables content, resources, most-recently-used lists, settings, links to communities, and personalization to roam seamlessly with users as they move from desktop, to tablet, to smartphone, or to a shared or public computer. Learn about new security features of Office 2013: authentication, identity, Web app catalog and extension, escrow key, and more.