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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2772509 (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)http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817430
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 32-Bit Editionhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42017
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 64-Bit Editionhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42006
App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editionshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2013/12/02/announcing-app-v-5-0-sp2-support-for-office-2013-volume-licensing-editions.aspx
What’s New in Office Professional Plus 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36191
What's New in Lync 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36181
What's New in Excel 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36185
What's New in PowerPoint 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36193
What’s New in Access 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36189
What's New in Outlook 2013?http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36187
Office 2013 Technical Library in Compiled Helphttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30389
Changes in Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc178954(v=office.15)
Setup properties in Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179018.aspx
Configuring a Silent Install of Office 2013http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/dd630736.aspx
Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Toolhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554
Office Customization Tool (OCT) in Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097(office.15).aspx
Planning for Group Policy in Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179077.aspx
Integrating additional cloud storage services in Office 2013http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35474
Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30388
Telemetry in Office 2013: A new way to Assess Office Compatibilityhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34991
Microsoft Office 2013 Discovery and Risk Assessment Previewhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30444
Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM): Office Compatibilityhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11454
Configure user settings for Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178990.aspx
Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Packhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35584
Deployment Options for Office 2013http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624360.aspx#Virtualization
Download: Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Runhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778
Customizing Office 2013 using the Office Click-to-Run Deployment Toolhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219424(v=office.15)
Customization Overview for Click-to-Runhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219428(v=office.15)
Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365 (Poster)http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38193
Supported scenarios for deploying Microsoft Office as a sequenced App-V Packagehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/2772509
Microsoft Office Support in Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2841206
Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2014/01/21/managing-updates-for-office-365-proplus-part-1.aspx
Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 2http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_resource_kit/archive/2014/01/28/managing-updates-for-office-365-proplus-part-2.aspx
Test Lab Guide: Configuring and Office 365 Subscriptionhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41548
FastTrack Office 365 Deployment Guidehttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41678
SkyDrive Pro for Windows Downloadhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39050
Office Scrub - Cleaning Up Older Versions of Office and Remnantshttp://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2011/04/08/how-to-obtain-and-use-offscrub-to-automate-the-uninstallation-of-office-products.aspx
Thanks for putting up this together Steve.
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.
Suggest what? A way to deploy Office 2013 silently?