Business Software Word Processing Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 Preview for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (10 votes)

File Details

License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,166
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Office 2013
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Publisher's Description

A new Office has arrived. It's a powerful service that helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go. Simply sign in for a personalized experience and all the most up-to-date Office applications, with new and enhanced features continually being added. Be one of the first to try it today.

Latest Reviews

B__B

B__B reviewed vPreview on Nov 10, 2013

So bad that MS Office is now officially dead for me.
Well MS, your Metro abomination already killed WinPC market and Office suite, I guess Google Apps, Apple iWork, Open Office etc should be busy high five-ing right now.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed vPreview on Jul 17, 2012

Well,
I guess that for XP OS it's the time to R.I.P.
There's no reason to span the use of an OS over two decades.
Then, if someone argue that Windows 8 is just for tablet I reply: if you leave it intact with no tweaking / customizations yes you're right.
But as I use no Tablet nor I will, I tweaked the Windows 8 in order 2 remove all the Metro things it allowed me (nearly 100%).
I'm a fanatic of the FREE OF COST cloud computing, seeing it like a way to not buy internal / external HD, optical discs (CDs, DVDs, Blue-Rays), optical disc burners, etc.
Reviewing MS Office 2013: moreover of some Metro UI it's pretty much like its predecessor (2010) at first glance.
Points of disadvantage:
1) it comes with just a small web installer (the complete suite is downloaded by the installer itself, not by the final user).
2) Outlook database for email addresses IMAP/SMTP configs is still the 2010's old one; Mozilla Thunderbird has a huge database with almost any email server available on the earth. Why MS don't use the same DB as per the Mozilla's one? Who knows.
These are MY reasons to give it just 4 stars instead than a full 5 star rating.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vPreview on Jul 17, 2012

I had heard some of the features coming into Office 2013, but was just sort of stunned when I actually got it.

It would not install on my XP machine at all (bummer). But I'm replacing that last XP machine with a new Win 7 Pro 64 bit one soon, but I wonder how many corporations would want to abandon that XP infrastructure just yet. I think they still have downgrade rights to XP till 2020 or something like that.

Anyway, the interface changes confused me very much. But to be fair, I have never gotten the hang of the Ribbon changes anyway.

The SkyDrive thing kind of freaked me out. I want everything stored locally. Nothing on the web. I don't want to expose my stuff to possible scrutiny or have to fit my content under a "terms of use" for the SkyDrive. I'm not a paranoid guy, but as you can see with MegaUpload and some of the hammers being put down on cyber-lockers, when they can scan the contents of these cloud options looking for content / key words, it's just a recipe for trouble.

But what it came down to was that I don't think I could be productive on that new Office 2013 without a lot of retraining. Personally done on my own or paid for by a company. I'm a keyboard centric guy, and I can get things done fast with a normal menu system. Not even close to that with Win 8 or Office 13 and probably not for a long time, if ever.

So, there's LibreOffice and OpenOffice (Apache has it now) and for me, that's what I'm going to focus on. Unless I'm forced to use that product because a client demands it, I hope to never opt for another Microsoft Office Suite for the rest of my pre-retirement life.

I just don't see the benefit of following where they want to lead me. Myself and many of the places I have worked for / contracted with got burned badly by the whole FrontPage debacle, and I don't feel like I want to let them stab me in the back as a customer again.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (10 votes)
Your Rating
B__B

B__B reviewed vPreview on Nov 10, 2013

So bad that MS Office is now officially dead for me.
Well MS, your Metro abomination already killed WinPC market and Office suite, I guess Google Apps, Apple iWork, Open Office etc should be busy high five-ing right now.

juanito1968

juanito1968 reviewed vPreview on Jul 17, 2012

Well,
I guess that for XP OS it's the time to R.I.P.
There's no reason to span the use of an OS over two decades.
Then, if someone argue that Windows 8 is just for tablet I reply: if you leave it intact with no tweaking / customizations yes you're right.
But as I use no Tablet nor I will, I tweaked the Windows 8 in order 2 remove all the Metro things it allowed me (nearly 100%).
I'm a fanatic of the FREE OF COST cloud computing, seeing it like a way to not buy internal / external HD, optical discs (CDs, DVDs, Blue-Rays), optical disc burners, etc.
Reviewing MS Office 2013: moreover of some Metro UI it's pretty much like its predecessor (2010) at first glance.
Points of disadvantage:
1) it comes with just a small web installer (the complete suite is downloaded by the installer itself, not by the final user).
2) Outlook database for email addresses IMAP/SMTP configs is still the 2010's old one; Mozilla Thunderbird has a huge database with almost any email server available on the earth. Why MS don't use the same DB as per the Mozilla's one? Who knows.
These are MY reasons to give it just 4 stars instead than a full 5 star rating.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed vPreview on Jul 17, 2012

I had heard some of the features coming into Office 2013, but was just sort of stunned when I actually got it.

It would not install on my XP machine at all (bummer). But I'm replacing that last XP machine with a new Win 7 Pro 64 bit one soon, but I wonder how many corporations would want to abandon that XP infrastructure just yet. I think they still have downgrade rights to XP till 2020 or something like that.

Anyway, the interface changes confused me very much. But to be fair, I have never gotten the hang of the Ribbon changes anyway.

The SkyDrive thing kind of freaked me out. I want everything stored locally. Nothing on the web. I don't want to expose my stuff to possible scrutiny or have to fit my content under a "terms of use" for the SkyDrive. I'm not a paranoid guy, but as you can see with MegaUpload and some of the hammers being put down on cyber-lockers, when they can scan the contents of these cloud options looking for content / key words, it's just a recipe for trouble.

But what it came down to was that I don't think I could be productive on that new Office 2013 without a lot of retraining. Personally done on my own or paid for by a company. I'm a keyboard centric guy, and I can get things done fast with a normal menu system. Not even close to that with Win 8 or Office 13 and probably not for a long time, if ever.

So, there's LibreOffice and OpenOffice (Apache has it now) and for me, that's what I'm going to focus on. Unless I'm forced to use that product because a client demands it, I hope to never opt for another Microsoft Office Suite for the rest of my pre-retirement life.

I just don't see the benefit of following where they want to lead me. Myself and many of the places I have worked for / contracted with got burned badly by the whole FrontPage debacle, and I don't feel like I want to let them stab me in the back as a customer again.

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