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Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview – System Requirements and Download

Couple of days back, Microsoft had released the Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview which is now available for download at

To try the Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview you need your Windows Live ID which will ensure that you get a personalized experience of Microsoft Office 2012 Consumer Preview.

The Microsoft Office 2013 comes in the following flavors

  • Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Premium
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
  • Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise

Currently, the following products are available as a part of the Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access.

You might also see others products like SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Office Web Apps Server, Project, and Visio depending on the edition of the Microsoft Office 2013.

System Requirements for Installing Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 requires at least Windows 7 or higher, Windows 2008R2 or higher and requires .NET Framework 3.5 and higher installed.

If you are a Windows 8 user like me, then you should be running the Windows 8 Release Preview or higher to try the Microsoft Office 2013.

1 GB RAM for a 32 bit and 2 GB of RAM for a 64 bit machine would be an ideal memory to try out the Microsoft Office 2013.

Well, i have started the download and installation of Microsoft Office 2013 and will keep the blog updated on the installation steps in the upcoming blog post.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.