Office 2013 is the most dramatic change Microsoft has made its core product since the introduction of the Ribbon.
A note about nomenclature: there are an enormous number of versions of the Microsoft Office suite available across the home and business categories.
Product Key Validation: This is a life time product key.This is particularly useful in conjunction with the new ability to scribble inked comments on a document with a stylus.You do have to pick a few options like the language to use for Office, the design you want to see in the ribbon and whether you want to send Microsoft anonymous telemetry about how you use Office.Pick whether to see some, all or none of the ribbon in each app It might seem odd to sign in with your Microsoft account on the m site and then get asked for it during installation, but this is how you share the subscription;.We've tried these out rocks and minerals powerpoint with the Office 2013 applications (and we looked at SharePoint Online 2013 in more detail here ).And it isnt all rosy when it comes to touch control either.You can already get 7GB of space on SkyDrive now for free, but with these Office 365 Home Premium subscription plans you get an additional 20GB.This is a much improved version of the click-to-run virtualisation that Microsoft has used for the Office trial versions for a few years, which enables you to start using the applications just a few minutes after you download them.Perhaps the biggest problem to overcome in working with Word 2013 is the split between touch control and using it with a keyboard and mouse.
You can purchase and download standalone versions with either Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (139) or Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 (219).
Flat buttons and plenty of white space make the interface look less crowded.Now we've been able to try out the Office 365 Home Premium service with the new m site, where you can download some of the new Office apps (although the apps for Outlook won't work until you have Exchange 2013).Tap in the document area to start typing once more, and the menus slide away.It's only later, when Office gets upgraded again, that the standalone versions will become out-of-date.Embedding content, the Insert option allows you to search for online videos using Bing from within Word.Windows XP users, who are now excluded.As usual, there are multiple versions of Office 2013, but this time around the different editions are not just about whether you're using them at home or in a business or which applications are included.You can buy and install Office like any other program, or you can stream it on-demand to any PC with the Office 365 subscription.
With today's release, it's clear Microsoft would prefer you sign up for the subscription because the standalone versions won't receive all the upgrades over time that you would get with Office 365 Home Premium.
This way, if you need to buy a new computer, you'll now be able to transfer Office 2013, where before you would need to buy another copy.