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Office 2013 Advances Office, but Should Not Divert Attention From Migrations Off Windows XP

Published: 15 January 2013

ID: G00238859

Analyst(s): Michael Silver


Office 2013 is a solid incremental release with some compelling features and a new look and feel. It should be considered for targeted users, but organizations still deploying Windows 7 should not devote time and resources needed to eliminate Windows XP before support ends to Office 2013.

Table Of Contents


  • Cloud
    • Data and Settings
    • Office in the Cloud
    • Office Web Apps
  • UI Changes
  • New Features
  • Mobile Device Releases
  • Co-editing in Office
  • Development With Office
  • Office Professional Plus 2013 Versus Office 365 ProPlus Versus Office 2013 RT
  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 Only
  • Are New Windows and New Office Better Together?
  • Deployment Advice
  • Appendix
    • What's in a Name?

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