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Microsoft Office 2013

The new, powerful Microsoft Office 2013 embraces touch capability and advanced cloud functionality.

Microsoft Office 2013 helps you unleash your best ideas, get things done and stay connected on the go.

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Which Microsoft Office 2013
suite is right for you?
Available Microsoft Office 2013 Suites
Product Key Codes or Retail Packaged Products* Volume License Only Subscription
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Office 365
Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word            
Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Excel            
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint            
Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote            
Microsoft OutlookMicrosoft Outlook       (w/BCM) (w/BCM)  
Microsoft PublisherMicrosoft Publisher            
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft Access            
Microsoft LyncMicrosoft Lync            
Microsoft InfoPathMicrosoft InfoPath            
Microsoft Home StudentOffice H&S 2013 RT       NEW NEW NEW
Office Web Apps Licensed with Microsoft Office Volume Licensing and deployed on Microsoft SharePoint for manageability and control
Enterprise Value
Group Policy            
Volume Activation            
App Telemetry            
Compliance and Archiving         Enhanced! Enhanced!
Business Intelligence         Enhanced! Enhanced!
Enterprise Voice         Enhanced! Enhanced!
Subscription Value
Push, Click to Run Deployment           New!
Version Upgrades       SA Only SA Only  
Roaming Apps           New!
iOS/Android Apps           New!
License Type Product Key Codes or Retail Packaged Products* Perpetual per Device Subscription per User
PC/Mac Installs 1 1 1 2 2 5
Mobile Installs           5

w/BCM - Available with Business Contact Manager.
*Product Key Card or Traditional Disc Media
**Professional Academic suite available.

Different Microsoft Office 2013 suites may have different system requirements.

Office 2013 — Version Comparison Chart
New or Improved New or Improved Featured Featured
Office 2013 Office 2010 Office 2007 Office 2003
Microsoft WordWord 2013

Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read.

Get absorbed in Word documents with the new onscreen read mode.        
Open PDF content in Word and easily reuse text, lists and tables.        
Edit and apply effects to photos without additional software.        
Organize your documents and navigate easily with the new navigation pane.        
Edit a document with other authors at the same time.        
Microsoft ExcelExcel 2013

Discover and share insights from your data.

Easily extract what you need from imported data with Flash Fill.        
Bring your analysis to life with a click of the mouse. Quick Analysis Lens, Recommended Charts, and Chart Animations make it easy and look great.        
Highlight important data trends in seconds using Sparklines.        
Clarify information with color schemes and data bars in Conditional Formatting.        
Edit documents with others simultaneously using the Excel Web App.        
Microsoft PowerPointPowerPoint 2013

Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence.

Get started with ease and polish. When opening PowerPoint, you are immediately presented with a collection of compelling wide-screen themes from which to create your presentation.        
When presenting with a second screen, new Presenter View tools keep you in control and allow you to focus on and connect with your audience.        
Embed, trim, add bookmarks and special effects to videos right in PowerPoint.        
Present Online allows you to share your presentation with anyone, even if they don't have PowerPoint.        
Share with others and stay on top of changes using the Co-authoring feature.        
Microsoft OneNoteOneNote 2013

Take notes and have them where you want when you need them.

OneNote is your digital notebook that travels with you. With 2013, OneNote adds a new Windows 8 app to its family of apps.        
Embed files into your notes. In OneNote 2013, you can also preview embedded Excel and Visio from within your notes.        
Capture and store text, images, videos and audio notes in one easy-to-find place.        
Link notes back to their source with Linked Notes.        
Draw and write using your finger, stylus, or mouse. OneNote's improved inking allows you to draw, erase and edit seamlessly.        
Make edits with others at the same time using the new OneNote Web App.        
Microsoft OutlookOutlook 2013

Take control of your day. Manage your email, schedules, contacts and to-do items.

New Inline Replies allow you to reply to email in one window.        
Take a peek at your schedule, a specific appointment, or details about the person you're emailing with, without moving screens or losing context.        
Streamline your Inbox with Conversation View and Ignore features.        
Manage multiple e-mail accounts, like Hotmail or Gmail, right from Outlook.        
Make scheduling simple with new Calendar Preview and Multiple Calendar View.        
Stay connected with social and business network updates using new Outlook Social Connector.        
Office Web Apps

Access and share your Office documents from anywhere with anyone.

Work with anybody to edit and collaborate on documents in real time, all they need is a browser.        
Your documents are always just a click away, access and view files stored online from nearly any device with a browser.        
Share polished Office documents with anyone, even if they don't have Office.        
High fidelity editing. Quickly see how your edits affect the overall look and layout of your documents, with greater fidelity from edit mode to view mode.        
From your tablet (Windows 8 and iPad) edit documents stored online with touch-enabled web apps.        
Microsoft PublisherPublisher 2013

Create professional and impactful publications.

Import all your pictures to a single canvas in Publisher, and swap them in and out of your design with a simple drag and drop. Experiment to find the right image, without wasting time.        
The new Start experience gives you easy access to inspiration, with new compelling templates, as well as a list of your recently viewed documents, so you can get back to where you were in no time.        
Edit pictures easily by zooming, panning, and cropping while maintaining your document's layout.        
Align shapes, images, and text intuitively thanks to new alignment guidance technology.        
Microsoft AccessAccess 2013

Create powerful databases faster and easier.

Make exploring your data easy using Access drag-and-drop navigation forms.        
Create insightful reports with new design, layout, and data analysis tools.        
More easily automate common tasks using the revamped Macro Designer.        
Microsoft OfficeOffice 2013

Your modern Office

Great with Windows 8: capture your ideas however you work best — using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.        
Sign into your account and your applications, recent documents and settings are right there, just the way you left them.        
The new Start experience helps you create beautiful documents more quickly with compelling new templates as well as a list of your recently viewed documents.        
Easily customize the Ribbon in every Office application.        
Quickly access file management tasks, such as open, save, and print with new Backstage view.        

Office 2003: Support Ends April 8, 2014

Office Versions Comparison by Feature
FEATURE Office 2003 Office 2007 Office 2010 Office 2013

When presenting with a second screen (e.g. projector), new behind-the-scenes tools keep you in control and allow you to focus on and connect with your audience.


Make your calendar available for others to see so meeting scheduling becomes a snap.


Lets you know if someone is out of the office, you forgot an attachment, you are sending information outside of your organization, before sending messages. Save time, avoid mistakes, and find the right contacts for emails quickly.


Edit the same document at the same time with other people in different locations — whether they use Word 2010 or newer, or the Word Web App.


Provides easy access to inspiration, with new compelling templates, as well as a list of your recently viewed documents, to get back to where you were in no time.


Reformatting and rearranging your data made easy. Watch Excel learn and recognize your pattern and auto-complete the remaining data, with no formulas or macros required.


Share your workbook and collaborate in real time with others via Lync conversation or meeting. Allow others to take control of your workbook.


Your documents are saved to the cloud by default; share and collaborate just by sending a link. Manage and track only one version of your document.


What's New

Devices Cloud Social Simplified IT
The new Office works great across many devices.

With its modernized, clean, and fluid user interface that works great with touch, mouse and keyboard, or pen, the new Office has new and improved ways for you to work more efficiently and naturally.

New subscription services.

The new Office is available as a cloud-based subscription service. As a subscriber, you automatically get future up-grades in addition to exciting cloud services including documents cloud storage via SkyDrive, allowing you to access your content across your tablet, PC and phone.

Stay connected to your contacts.

The new People Card aggregates information for your contacts—including Facebook and LinkedIn—to give you one unified view. You can quickly schedule a meeting, send an email, start an IM or voice and video chat, or host a multiparty HD video conference in a few clicks.

The common set of IT management tools.

The new Office simplifies IT. Whether you are a small business with limited IT resources or a larger company with an IT infra-structure, you can easily set up the new Office and have Microsoft handle the main-tenance and security, but still have the control you want.*

Top Reasons to Buy Office

Anywhere Access Working Together Look Professional Best on Windows End of Support
Work from virtually anywhere with access to your latest documents and files using familiar Office applications, optimized for use across PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Work together, easily using your familiar Office applications with business email, shared calendar, document sharing, and high definition video conferencing. Highly secure business email and external websites present your company's professional image to customers. New features in Excel and PowerPoint allow you to easily analyze your data and hold effective presentations. The new Office works well across on many devices but it delivers a great experience on Windows 8. Office responds to touch as naturally as it does to keyboard and mouse.

Running Office 2003 and Windows XP after the end-of-support date (April 8, 2014) may expose your company to security, compliance, and compatibility risks due to a lack of ongoing updates.

Introducing the New Office
The new Office provides business-class productivity and collaboration for SMB organizations. Enjoy virtually anywhere access to your familiar Office applications, with business-grade email, calendar, video conferencing, and most up-to-date documents across nearly all your devices—from PCs to smartphones to tablets.

Open Volume Licensing for Office on Premises
The new Office brings your familiar Office applications and documents, business-grade email, calendar, and video conferencing across nearly all your devices—from PCs to smartphones to tablets. You can get the new Office through Office 365 cloud subscription or Office on premises perpetual licenses. This document focuses on the benefits of Office on premises through Open Volume Licensing.

Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs

* Office 365 only.
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Component Standard Office 2013 Requirements
Computer and processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)
Hard Disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional requirements and considerations Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

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.

Specific Requirements
Component Requirement
Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word Co-authoring Co-authoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 and a Windows Live ID account for SkyDrive. It might also require more memory than the amount listed in the Office 2013 for standard system requirements table above.
ExcelMicrosoft Excel Internet
  • Excel 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
PowerPivot To use PowerPivot, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.
PowerView add-in To use with the PowerView add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.
Microsoft Project ProfessionalMicrosoft Project Professional Visual Reports To use the Visual Reports feature one of the following versions of Excel must be installed on the computer:
  • Office Excel 2007
  • Excel 2010
  • Excel 2013
and one of the following versions of Microsoft Office Visio:
  • Visio Professional 2007
  • Visio 2010
  • Visio 2013
Import Outlook Tasks feature To use the Import Outlook Tasks feature, one of the following versions of Outlook must be installed on the computer:
  • Outlook 2007
  • Office Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2013
SkyDrive integration Users must have a Windows Live ID.
Project Professional in an Enterprise To enable enterprise Project, portfolio, and resource management capabilities, Project Server 2013 is required.
  • To import tasks to the Outlook calendar or Outlook Tasks list, Project Web App and Exchange Server 2013 are required.
  • To synchronize Project Server 2013 with a SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Server 2010 task list, you must install either Access 2010 or Visio 2010.
  • To create a new Project Site from Project Server 2013 you must use SharePoint Server 2013.
  • To use Lync integration, you must have Lync 2010.
Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote Internet
  • OneNote 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
Microsoft OutlookMicrosoft Outlook Internet
  • Outlook 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.
  • Instant Search requires Windows Search 4.0.
For integration with Exchange Be sure to connect Outlook 2013 to the supported versions of Exchange: Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange Server 2013. Outlook 2013 is not supported on Exchange 2003.
For integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 (optional) Some features require Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013.
For integration with Microsoft Lync (optional) Office Communicator 2007 R2, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 are supported with Outlook 2013. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
Inking features Certain inking features require Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Speech recognition Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
IRM Information Rights Management features require access to a computer that runs Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 and Windows Rights Management Services.
Dynamic Calendars Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.
Advanced Certain advanced functionality requires connectivity to Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, or Windows Server 2003 with SP1 running Windows SharePoint Services.
Microsoft ID Certain features require a Microsoft ID (Windows Live ID).
Microsoft AccessMicrosoft Access Internet
  • Access 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
Microsoft LyncMicrosoft Lync Computer/ processor Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent
Memory (RAM) 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM
Operating System Windows 7 or Windows 8
Data and voice Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
Video For VGA: Dual core 1.9 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster
For High Definition: Qual core 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster
Display resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Polycom CX5000 HD (Microsoft RoundTable) conferencing device
  • Minimum 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
Graphics Hardware
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API).
  • Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • 32 bits per pixel capable format
Telephony Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device(s). Recommended devices:
  • Phones with the "Optimized for Microsoft Lync" logo (see Phones and Devices Qualified for Microsoft Lync for a list)
  • Phones that run Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition
  • A W15-certified (or equivalent) ADA-compliant phone
Video source USB 2.0 video camera or Polycom CX5000 HD device (Microsoft RoundTable)
Microsoft InfoPathMicrosoft InfoPath Internet
  • InfoPath 2013 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
Programmability Programmability scenarios require .NET 4.0.

Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs

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Open License

The Microsoft Open programs are a convenient and simple way for small and midsize organizations with five or more desktop computers to acquire the latest Microsoft technology.

With a customizable platform and volume discounts for minimal up-front purchases, Open programs provide value and flexibility in a convenient Microsoft Volume Licensing program.

Select License

Microsoft Select License is a Volume Licensing program for midsize and large organizations that have 250 or more desktop PCs. The program provides a flexible and cost-effective way to buy the latest Microsoft technology.

Select License is a transactional program for organizations with mixed software requirements. It is based on a forecast licensing model in which usage is measured against the forecast.

Enterprise Agreement

The Enterprise Agreement offers large organizations substantial cost savings over standard license pricing as well as simplified license and budget tracking through a single agreement.

With the Enterprise Agreement, you can easily standardize on the latest Microsoft technology across your enterprise.

Academic Volume Licensing

Academic Volume Licensing programs simple, flexible, volume-based pricing.

Many schools, libraries, museums, and home-school programs save money with Acaemic Volume Licensing. Once you've signed an agreement, get deployment tips, product activation information, and more.

Open License Program Guide
Open Value Program Guide
Select License Program Guide
Select Plus Program Guide
Ent. Agreement Data Sheet
Ent. Agreement Program Guide
Academic Licensing Options

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Microsoft Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support available 24 hours a day, partner services, training, and IT tools that help customers deploy, manage, and migrate software. With Software Assurance, you can increase worker productivity, accelerate organizational performance, and quickly realize a return on your software investment. You can choose Software Assurance at the time of purchase and begin using your benefits immediately for the term of your license agreement. If you purchased through an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), you can add Software Assurance within 90 days.

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Compare the features offered
by each of the programs below:
Available Microsoft Licensing Programs
Open License Open Value Open Value
Select License Select Plus Enterprise
Minimum purchase requirements
License Offerings Available
License & Software Assurance              
Software Assurance              
Based on Product Pools              
Based on Number of Desktop PCs              
Based on License & Software Assurance              
Agreement Term
No Expiration              
1-2 Years              
3 Years              
Payment Options
How to Buy
Product Fulfillment
Aquired Separately              
Software Assurance
Option to Add              

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement

Microsoft will be phasing out Select Plus agreements, replacing it with a new version called MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement). MPSA works similar to the Select Plus agreement, with the exception of allowing you to purchase online services – when Select Plus did not. CDW will also be transferring current pricing levels from Select Plus (or EA) to MPSA to make sure your current level is maintained.

Compare MPSA and Select Plus below:
Microsoft Products and
Services Agreement
Select Plus Agreement Microsoft Online
Subscription Agreement
Contract term No Expiration No Expiration No Expiration
Target Organizaton Size
Number of Users 250+ users 250+ users 5 users
Products Available
License & Software Assurance      
Software Assurance      
Online Services      
Pricing Level
On-premises software counts toward price level      
Online services count toward price level      
Price level established by all purchases across like account types      
Multiple active partners under a single account      
Product points pooled across like account types      
Multiple account types allowed under one agreement      
Software Assurance
Software Assurance optional      
Online Services
Self-provision and use Online Services prior to ordering      
Subscription Term 25-36 months for Software Assurance up to 12 months for Online Services 25-36 months for Software Assurance 1 month or 1 year
Microsoft Payment Solutions
Microsoft Payment Solutions      
Buying options
How to buy Indirect Indirect Indirect