Microsoft Office 2013 Upgrade Plans
We are in the process of testing Office 2013 for campus deployment. Our tentative upgrade plan is:
Spring 2014 – make Office 2013 available to Faculty and Staff as a voluntary upgrade on CCSU-owned computers.
Fall 2014 – upgrade all campus classrooms and labs to Office 2013
The Microsoft Home Use Program is offering Office 2013 for purchase. Please visit http://web.ccsu.edu/its/downloads/#homeuse for more information.
For more information on Office 2013, please visit http://download.cnet.com/8301-13389_4-57473122/microsoft-office-2013-everything-you-need-to-know-faq/.
Known Issues with Upgrading to Office 2013
- Operating System Support
- Office 2013 is supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8 (both 32 and 64 bit systems)
- Office 2013 is NOT supported on Windows XP and Windows Vista
- Access compatibility
- Access 2013 does have some changes that may cause errors to occur in older Access databases. In most cases these can be fixed without too much work.
- 3rd Party Add-ins
- 3rd Party Add-ins may need to be reinstalled after Office is upgraded to work correctly. Some add-ins may not work with Office 2013 and may have newer versions that are specifically designed for Office 2013.
- EndNote: No current version of EndNote has been designed to be compatible with Office 2013, as they were developed before the release of Word 2013. Versions designed to be compatible with Office and Word 2010 (EndNote X4, X5 and X6) appear to work with 2013. Note that a Windows RT computer can run Office 2013, but it cannot run EndNote.