Office 2013: Deployment and Migration Resources

Now that Office 2013 is generally available, it is time for many organizations who are currently using a virtualized instance of Office to start considering a move to Office 2013. As you may have read in the following Microsoft KB article (Supported scenarios for deploying Microsoft Office as a sequenced App-V Package) Office 365 ProPlus will be leveraging the Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run so administrators will be importing the Office ProPlus (Click-To-Run) .APPV package right into App-V 5.0. No sequencing is required because App-V 5.0 provides integration with local applications natively through native Virtual Application Extensions.

UPDATE: As of App-V 5 SP2 - This is extended to Volume License ProPlus as well.

I have compiled the following resources into one simple location so you can proceed to read up on getting to migrate and deploy the new version of Office in the Enterprise whether you decide to install it locally or virtual through Click-to-Run. I've been using the new Office for a year now and I love it!

UPDATE: This page has been updated as new resources come available. I'm now almost two years into it and I still love it!

Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 32-Bit Edition

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 64-Bit Edition

App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions

What’s New in Office Professional Plus 2013?

What's New in Lync 2013?

What's New in Excel 2013?

What's New in PowerPoint 2013?

What’s New in Access 2013?

What's New in Outlook 2013?

Office 2013 Technical Library in Compiled Help

Changes in Office 2013

Setup properties in Office 2013

Configuring a Silent Install of Office 2013

Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool

Office Customization Tool (OCT) in Office 2013

Planning for Group Policy in Office 2013

Integrating additional cloud storage services in Office 2013

Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013

Telemetry in Office 2013: A new way to Assess Office Compatibility

Microsoft Office 2013 Discovery and Risk Assessment Preview

Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM): Office Compatibility

Configure user settings for Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack

Deployment Options for Office 2013

Download: Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run

Customizing Office 2013 using the Office Click-to-Run Deployment Tool

Customization Overview for Click-to-Run

Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 (Poster)

Supported scenarios for deploying Microsoft Office as a sequenced App-V Package

Microsoft Office Support in Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)

Office 365

Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1

Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2

Test Lab Guide: Configuring and Office 365 Subscription

FastTrack Office 365 Deployment Guide

SkyDrive Pro for Windows Download

 Office Scrub - Cleaning Up Older Versions of Office and Remnants 


Comments (4)
  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Can I Deploy Office 2013 Using GPO? says:


    I have got 45 clients on which I want to install Office 2013 Using GPO is that possible?

    I was referring the Technet which says that it is not possible.



    You can't use the following in Group Policy to deploy Office 2013:

    •Group Policy Software Installation

    •The "Always install with elevated privileges" Group Policy setting for Windows Installer

    This is because the setup architecture for Office 2013 uses multiple .msi files and the Office Setup program is an executable (.exe) file.


    Please Suggest.


  3. Thanks for putting up this together Steve.

  4. Suggest what? A way to deploy Office 2013 silently?

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