Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
By default, Office 2013 installations that use Click-to-Run will download the Office product from the Internet, with full UI, and with automatic updates enabled. Some administrators will need more control beyond the default Click-to-Run installation behavior in order to work best in their environments.
Using the Office Deployment Tool, an administrator may:
• Download an Office installation source to a network share location • Configure an installation to use a network share as the installation source instead of the Internet • Configure an installation to suppress all UI • Configure the logging for an installations • Configure whether Office will automatically update or not • Configure which products and languages to install • Remove Office Click-to-Run products
Sound interesting? Go get the Preview @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30344.