Download Microsoft Office 2013 Free Customer Preview
Recently we shared on our Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter pages that Microsoft is going to talk about its next Office suite version Office 2013 (codename Office 15) on Monday. Guess what? We were right. Today Microsoft has announced the free Customer Preview release of Office 2013 to public. That's another benefit to subscribe us on social networks as you get instant updates and news which we can't share or don't share here.
Anyway lets talk about Office 2013 Customer Preview version! Similar to Windows 8 public testing versions, Microsoft is calling this Beta version of Office 2013 as "Customer Preview" or "Office 365 Preview".
Office 2013 comes with many new features such as cloud integration, Click-to-Run which is a streaming technology that lets you begin to use Office applications before installation is complete.
If you are worrying about your existing Office suite, you don't need to worry. According to Microsoft, this new Customer Preview version of Office 2013 will be installed alongside your existing Office suite such as Office 2003, 2007 or 2010.
The most surprising thing about this release is that Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer supported. You must be using Windows 7 or Windows 8 to install Office 2013 Customer Preview version.
- Computer and processor: 1 GHz or greater x86/x64 Processor with SSE2 instruction set
- Memory: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- Hard disk: 3.5 GB free disk space
- Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer
- Graphics: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card and 1024x576 resolution
Please keep in mind that the installer automatically installs the 32-bit version of Office by default. Even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. It happens because it is more compatible with the applications and add-ins that work with Office. But if you do want to install the 64-bit version of Office, you can do it by going to My Office Account page, click Languages and install options, then click Additional install options and then select "Office (64-bit)" from the drop-down list. It is not possible to install both the 64-bit version and 32-bit versions of Office on the same computer.
You can download free Customer Preview of Office 2013 using following link:
The above installer is an online installer and requires Internet connection to download required setup files. If you want a standalone offline installer of Office 2013 Customer Preview which doesn't need Internet connection at the time of installation, Microsoft is also providing traditional MSI (Windows Installer) files of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2013. You can grab them using following link:
Download Office 2013 Professional Plus MSI Installer:
For your convenience, we are also providing direct download links of Office 2013 Customer Preview grabbed using the above mentioned link:
Direct Download Link for Standalone Offline Installer:
32-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/4/7/1/4712B4E1-4DD9-4468-B8A4-507D7F988B1F/professionalplus_en-us_x86.exe (624 MB)
64-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/4/7/1/4712B4E1-4DD9-4468-B8A4-507D7F988B1F/professionalplus_en-us_x64.exe (702 MB)
32-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/3/7/E/37EA38A9-176F-47ED-BAB7-BABD945BC20B/professionalplus_es-es_x86.exe (624 MB)
64-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/3/7/E/37EA38A9-176F-47ED-BAB7-BABD945BC20B/professionalplus_es-es_x64.exe (702 MB)
32-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/E/E/2/EE2D46F2-DE13-451E-9EDF-165EB4D14C90/professionalplus_ja-jp_x86.exe (624 MB)
64-bit: http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/E/E/2/EE2D46F2-DE13-451E-9EDF-165EB4D14C90/professionalplus_ja-jp_x64.exe (702 MB)
Please note that this Customer Preview of Office 2013 will expire approximately 60 days after the RTM (final version) of Office 2013 becomes available in the market. Once the Preview version has expired, the applications enter read-only mode, which means that you can view or print documents only, it isn't possible to create new documents, edit, or save them. You must uninstall the Preview version of Office before installing a newer version of Office.
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