Microsoft Office 2013 is also coded as Office 2015. It is like the other Microsoft Office version that includes the support of extended file format, updates of the user interface and also the touch support for several new features. The development was ended on mid-October 2012.
Features you will see in Microsoft Office 2013
The newest version of Office 2013 offers the “Modern” style on the interface (the previous style called “Metro”). The “Modern” style can be seen once you upgrade your Windows onto Windows 8. Everything seems minimalist, star, and flat just like what you see in the home screen of Windows 8. There is the watermark design right on the right top of the screen.
The reason of all-minimalist is you can put your focus on the work and not distracted by the object, especially when the Microsoft decided to not put the three-dimension shading in the newest Office 2013.
Each application has the colour-coded start screen such as green for Excel, another green for Publisher, blue for Word, and orange for PowerPoint. Once you click the Word’s start screen, you will see the recent documents opened through your device. It is applied to the other Office applications.
The default option for creating a new document is a blank document, but you can also use the other templates provided by Word or look it up on the internet. The Star Screen is helping the new user to find what they need easily, and the advanced users will need no difficulty because what they look for is in one startup.
The difference between Office 365 and Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 is a standalone product from Microsoft Office just like the other siblings of it. You can buy the license, download the software, and you are good to use it. It is that simple. But if you want to upgrade it into the latest version, then you have to purchase the new license. And this is the main key difference Office 365 and Office 2013
Office 365 Home Premium package is almost as similar as Office 2013, but this is the cloud version and not the standalone version. Other than that, Office 365 is subscription service-based so you should pay the subscription monthly or annually, but you can stay up-to-date without additional payment.
Office 365 also offers other interesting product which can connect everyone through the SkyDrive and Skype. Once you pay the subscription, you can install it on the five devices in your household. Since this is the cloud basis, you can work together on a document with other people at the same time with the Real-time Coauthoring feature.
Operating System that supports Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 works really well on Windows 8 and Windows 7 both for 32-bit and 64-bit. But before you decide to choose between the standalone and the cloud version, you better consider it. The price and subscription scheme will help you to figure out which version of Microsoft Office will suit for your work.