Office 2013 is the most recent version of Microsoft’s flagship Office suite. When you open it, you will see that it is quite light weighted and applications open quickly. The interface is streamlined and focuses on usability. There are several editions Office 2013. The most complete version is Office 2013 Professional Plus which includes all the available apps in the suite.
Office 2013 Professional Plus comes as a 60 day trial. That means you can use the Office suite free of cost for 60 days. After that, you’ll need to buy a license in order to use it.
Office 2013 comes for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It comes with a touch friendly interface meaning that it will be usable on tablet PCs. Here is the complete requirement set of Office 2013 RTM:
A computer with 1Ghz or faster processor
1 GB memory
3 GB hard drive space
.NET Framework 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5
It can run on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
What is included in Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus?
You will find the following apps inside Office 2013 Pro plus suite:
Access 2013 – a database app from MS
Excel 2013 – the best spreadsheet program ever
InfoPath 2013 – Create stunning forms with live data feeds
Lync 2013 – a unified communications platform which lets users use features like making a call, keeping track of their contacts , send instant messages and join a audio/video conference.
Lync Server 2013 – The server of Lync will let you create your own communications server in your local area network environment. This will be very similar to having your own private Skype network.
Office Solution Management (Telemetry Dashboard) – Lets you manage add-ins in Microsoft Office.
OneNote 2013 – the best note taking app integrating seamlessly to many devices.
Outlook 2013 – an integrated collaboration suite including E-mails etc.
Project Professional 2013 – keeps track of your project perfectly.
Word 2013 – a feature rich word processing app.
Word 2013 now enables you to co-author a document with multiple authors at the same time. But for this, you will need to have SharePoint Foundation 2013 along with Microsoft ID for SkyDrive synchronization.
Office 2013 Direct Download Links
Please note that all the direct download links of Office 2013 are .img files. You will need to unzip these files in order to install Office 2013. The best unzipping utility is 7-Zip. Otherwise you can use other utilities like Winzip or WinRAR.
Office 2013 Professional Plus 32-bit: OfficeProfessionalPlus_x86_en-us.img
Office 2013 Professional Plus 64-bit: OfficeProfessionalPlus_x64_en-us.img