Office 2013 Preview Client Requirement #Office365 #MSProject #PS2013 #SP2013
As we gear up further here at CPS with the Office 2013 Preview and what it means for our clients, we started to look client requirements.
Now many of our larger clients are still running Windows XP and looking at the confirmed clients requirements for the Office 2013 Preview, it would appear Windows 7 and higher now the new standard with Internet Explorer 8 or above.
In Microsoft’s defence, Windows XP is a very old operating system and we can’t expect them to support it forever.
To work out when mainstream support ends for your versions of Office and Windows, you and go to the Microsoft Product Lifecycle – Support Home:
Anyway, on with some of the details I came across:
Office 2013 Preview App-V (Streaming) Client Requirements
For those of you using the Office 365 Preview, the Office 2013 / Project 2013 clients that stream down via App-V (Application Virtualisation). The preview also uses a new version of App-V, version 5.0 beta 2 of which the minimum requirements is also Windows 7 or higher.
App-V 5.0 Beta 2
Supported operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8 Release Preview
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
App-V Packages + Requirements: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30423
Office 2013 Preview Client Requirements
Details of the requirements are below. Specific details by product are at the MSDN link below:
|Computer and Processor||1 gigahertz 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 for 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.|