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Office 2013: Deployment and Migration Resources

Office 2013: Deployment and Migration Resources

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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 Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42017

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817430) 64-Bit Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42006

App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions
http://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 Help
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30389

Changes in Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc178954(v=office.15)

Setup properties in Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179018.aspx

Configuring a Silent Install of Office 2013
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/dd630736.aspx

Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35554

Office Customization Tool (OCT) in Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097(office.15).aspx

Planning for Group Policy in Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179077.aspx

Integrating additional cloud storage services in Office 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35474

Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30388

Telemetry in Office 2013: A new way to Assess Office Compatibility
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34991

Microsoft Office 2013 Discovery and Risk Assessment Preview
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30444

Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM): Office Compatibility
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11454

Configure user settings for Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178990.aspx

Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35584

Deployment Options for Office 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624360.aspx#Virtualization

Download: Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36778

Customizing Office 2013 using the Office Click-to-Run Deployment Tool
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219424(v=office.15)

Customization Overview for Click-to-Run
http://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 Package
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2772509

Microsoft Office Support in Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2841206

Office 365

Managing Updates for Office 365 ProPlus – Part 1
http://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 2
http://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 Subscription
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41548

FastTrack Office 365 Deployment Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41678

SkyDrive Pro for Windows Download
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39050

 Office Scrub - Cleaning Up Older Versions of Office and Remnants
http://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2011/04/08/how-to-obtain-and-use-offscrub-to-automate-the-uninstallation-of-office-products.aspx 

 

Comments
  • Thanks for putting up this together Steve.

  • Hello,

    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.

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    Important:

    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.

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    Ref:technet.microsoft.com/.../ff602181.aspx

    Please Suggest.

    Thanks,

  • Suggest what? A way to deploy Office 2013 silently?

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