System requirements for Office 2013 Preview

The system requirements for all versions of Office 2013 Preview, whether on premises, Microsoft cloud hosted, or a hybrid of the two. You may have to upgrade your hardware or operating system, or both, before you can use Office 2013 Preview.

Office 2013 Preview is supported for both 32-bit and 64-bit client applications.
We recommend that you install Silverlight together with Office 2013 Preview to improve the online experience.

Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements 

Office Home and Student 2013 Preview
Office Professional 2013 Preview
Office Home and Business 2013 Preview
Office 365 Preview
Office 365 ProPlus Preview
Office 365 Home Premium Preview
Office 365 University Preview

Component Office 2013 Preview Requirements

Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set

Memory (RAM)

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)

Hard Disk
3.0 gigabytes (GB) available

Display
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution

Operating System
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.

.NET version
3.5, 4.0, or 4.5

Multi-touch
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.

Additional requirements and considerations
Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

System requirements are rounded up to the nearest 0.5 GB, to be conservative. For example, if we measure an application’s required hard disk space to be 1.99 GB, we recommend 2.5 GB of disk space.
A graphics processor helps increase the performance of certain features, such as drawing tables in Excel 2013 Preview or transitions, animations, and video integration in PowerPoint 2013 Preview. Use of a graphics processor with Office 2013 Preview requires a Microsoft DirectX 10-compliant graphics processor that has 64 MB of video memory.However, if you or your users do not have a graphics processor, you can still run Office 2013 Preview.

Office 2013 Preview applications – specific requirements
The standard Office 2013 Preview system requirements that are listed in the Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements apply to each Office 2013 Preview application. The following Office 2013 programs have some additional requirements:

Access 2013 Preview
Excel 2013 Preview
InfoPath 2013 Preview
Lync 2013 Preview
Lync Server 2013 Preview
Office Solution Management (Office Telemetry Dashboard)
OneNote 2013 Preview
Outlook 2013 Preview
Project Professional 2013 Preview
Word 2013 Preview

Access 2013 Preview
Specific Access 2013 Preview requirements
Component Requirement

Internet
Access 2013 Preview Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

Excel 2013 Preview
Specific Excel 2013 Preview requirements
Component Requirement

Internet
Excel 2013 Preview Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

PowerPivot
To use PowerPivot, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

PowerView add-in
To use with the PowerView add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

InfoPath 2013 Preview
Specific InfoPath 2013 Preview requirements
Component Requirement

Internet
InfoPath 2013 Preview Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and either Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

Programmability
Programmability scenarios require .NET 4.0.

Lync 2013 Preview
Microsoft LyncLync 2013 Preview has different hardware requirements from those that are listed in the system requirements Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements above.
Specific Lync 2013 Preview requirements
Component Requirement

Computer/ processor
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Memory (RAM)
2 gigabytes (GB) RAM

Operating System
Windows 7 or Windows 8

Data and voice

Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).

Video
For VGA: Dual core 1.9 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster
For High Definition: Qual core 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster

Display resolution: 1024 x 768
Conferencing
Polycom CX5000 HD (Microsoft RoundTable) conferencing device
Minimum 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
Graphics Hardware
Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API).
Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
Windows Display Driver Model driver
32 bits per pixel capable format

Telephony
Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device(s). Recommended devices:
Phones with the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo
Phones that run Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition
A W15-certified (or equivalent) ADA-compliant phone

Video source
USB 2.0 video camera or Polycom CX5000 HD device (Microsoft RoundTable)

Lync Server 2013 Preview
Specific Lync Server 2013 Preview requirements
Component Requirement

Computer/ processor
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent

Memory (RAM)
2 gigabytes (GB) RAM

Operating System
Windows, XP (32 bit), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

Video
Display with 1024 x 768 resolution

Graphics Hardware
Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 API
Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
Windows Display Driver Model driver
32 bits per pixel capable format
Office Solution Management (Office Telemetry Dashboard)

Office Telemetry Dashboard is installed with Office Professional Plus 2013 Preview and Office 365 ProPlus Preview editions of Office 2013 Preview.
Specific requirements for Office Telemetry Dashboard
Component Office Telemetry Dashboard Server Requirement

Database
SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2012

Shared folders
For every 10,000+ users, 11 gigabytes of disk space to act as a temporary store for telemetry data.

OneNote 2013 Preview
Specific requirements for OneNote 2013 Preview
Component Requirement

Internet
OneNote 2013 Preview Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

Outlook 2013 Preview
Specific requirements for Outlook 2013 Preview
Component Requirement

Internet
Outlook 2013 Preview Internet functionality requires an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9.

Instant Search requires Windows Search 4.0.

For integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview and Lync Server 2013 Preview (optional)
Some features require Exchange Server 2013 Preview and Lync Server 2013 Preview.

For integration with Microsoft Lync (optional)
Office Communicator 2007 R2, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 Preview are supported with Outlook 2013. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.

Inking features
Certain inking features require Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Speech recognition
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device

IRM
Information Rights Management features require access to a computer that runs Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 and Windows Rights Management Services.

Dynamic Calendars
Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.

Advanced
Certain advanced functionality requires connectivity to Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, or Windows Server 2003 with SP1 running Windows SharePoint Services.

Microsoft ID
Certain features require a Microsoft ID (Windows Live ID).

Project Professional 2013 Preview
Specific requirements for Project Professional 2013 Preview
Component Requirement

Visual Reports
To use the Visual Reports feature one of the following versions of Excel must be installed on the computer:

Office Excel 2007
Excel 2010
Excel 2013 Preview
and one of the following versions of Microsoft Office Visio:
Visio Professional 2007
Visio 2010
Visio 2013 Preview

Import Outlook Tasks feature
To use the Import Outlook Tasks feature, one of the following versions of Outlook must be installed on the computer:
Outlook 2007
Office Outlook 2010
Outlook 2013 Preview

SkyDrive integration
Users must have a Windows Live ID.

Project Professional in an Enterprise
To enable enterprise Project, portfolio, and resource management capabilities, Project Server 2013 Preview is required.

To import tasks to the Outlook calendar or Outlook Tasks list, Project Web App and Exchange Server 2013 Preview are required.

To synchronize Project Server 2013 Preview with a SharePoint Server 2013 Preview or SharePoint Server 2010 task list, you must install either Access 2010 or Visio 2010.

To create a new Project Site from Project Server 2013 Preview you must use SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.

To use Lync integration, you must have Lync 2010.

Word 2013 Preview
Specific requirements for Project Professional 2013 Preview
Component Requirement

Co-authoring
Co-authoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview and a Windows Live ID account for SkyDrive. It might also require more memory than the amount listed in the Office 2013 Preview for Personal Computers–standard system requirements above.

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