Microsoft Office 2013 RTM final has been released and is available for download. Today I got an email from Microsoft that I could download and install Office 2013 Professional Plus 2013 and stop using Office 2013 Customer Preview. I wanted to search for Office 2013 direct download links for the final version so that I could keep an offline copy of the suite for chain installation in my network.
Office 2013 Professional Plus can be downloaded as a 60 day evaluation trial. It will be full featured in the trial period and will expire after that. You can also keep on using Office 2013 Customer Preview for the next two months.
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.
Here is a note from Microsoft about these system requirements:
System requirements are rounded up to the nearest 0.5 GB, to be conservative. For example, if we measure an application’s required hard disk space to be 1.99 GB, we recommend 2.5 GB of disk space. Our hard disk system requirements are intentionally larger than the actual disk space usage of the software.
A graphics processor helps increase the performance of certain features, such as drawing tables in Excel 2013 or transitions, animations, and video integration in PowerPoint 2013. Use of a graphics processor with Office 2013 requires a Microsoft DirectX 10-compliant graphics processor that has 64 MB of video memory. These processors were widely available in 2007. Most computers that are available today include a graphics processor that meets or exceeds this standard. However, if you or your users do not have a graphics processor, you can still run Office 2013.
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
You can go to the Microsoft download page to register and download Office 2013. The benefit of registering is that you will get additional emails of resource guides to get started with Office 2013. Otherwise you can click on the following links to start the download process immediately.
You can download Office 2013 from the above direct download link and then apply a language pack to Office 2013 in order to convert it to another language. Otherwise, download the Office setup in your language from the below mentioned links.
I have finally been able to get the direct download links for all the languages of Office 2013. Here’s the list:
How To Open the IMG files and run the setup?
All these links will download the IMG files instead of the EXE files. You will need to extract the IMG file and then run the setup.exe from the extracted files. To extract the files, I have used WinRAR which can be downloaded from here (32 bit, 64 bit). Although WinRAR is not free, you can run the trial version forever without paying anything. If you are not comfortable with WinRAR, you can always use free archiving programs like 7-zip.