Office 2013 Retail Box CAN Be Moved To New PC’s and Is No Longer Tied To the Hardware

From the good people at TheRegister: In a reversal of its previously announced policy, Microsoft says it is altering the terms of the retail Office 2013 license to remove the clause that permanently tied each installation of the suite to a single PC. “Based on customer feedback we have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another,” Microsoft’s Jevon Fark said in a blog…

SOLVED: Want to Use Your Windows 8 RT Tablet in Your Office… Think Again

I was checking some licensing and was blown away to find: Can I use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for work or business? As sold, Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final edition are not designed for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities. However, organizations who purchase commercial use rights or have a commercial license to Office 2013 suites can use Office Home & Student 2013 RT for commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating…

SOLVED: Where to Download & How to Use The Office 2013 Adminstration Kit / Office Customization Tool / Admin Kit

The Office 2013 admin kit is no longer a separate tool : The OCT is part of the Setup program and is the recommended tool for most customizations. The OCT is available only with volume licensed versions of Windows Installer-based Office 2013, Office 2010, and the 2007 Office system. To determine whether an Office 2013 installation is a volume licensed version, check the Office 2013 installation disk to see whether it contains a folder named…

SOLVED: Microsoft Office 2013 Activation Error 0xC004F017

The solution to activation error “We’re sorry something went wrong and we can’t do this for you right now.  Please try again later. (0xC004F017 )” . in Office 2013 as you see below is VERY easy to correct but far from obvious. What you need to do is: Click FILE Click ACCOUNT Click CHANGE PRODUCT KEY on the right side yellow box Do what is obvious and have a nice day   Share This With…

SOLVED: Should You Use the 32bit or 64bit Version of Office 2013

Today Office 2013 was RTM’d (Released to Manufacturing) and again the question of 32bit or 64bit has come up.  Microsoft’s answer is also my answer: In most cases, install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. We recommend the 32-bit version of Office, because it helps prevent compatibility issues with most other applications, especially third-party add-ins. Office installs the 32-bit version automatically even if your computer is running 64-bit editions of Windows. You might want to…

SOLVED: What is the Maximum Size of An Outlook .PST or .OST in Outlook 2013

The maximum OST / PST file size number differs depending on the version Outlook and type of .PST .OST: Outlook 2002 – 2GB Legacy “ANSI” Outlook 2003 – 20GB Unicode Outlook 2007 – 20GB Unicode Outlook 2010 – 50GB Unicode Outlook 2013 – Variable In Outlook 2013 you can set the amount of time (1 year is the default) email should be stored locally in your .OST and the balance will be kept on your Exchange server.  This means you no…

Microsoft Relaunches HotMail/Live Mail as Outlook

The new OUTLOOK.COM looks very similar to Windows Mail in Windows 8 (and to a lesser degree Outlook 2013) with an ultra clean “metro” layout.  Microsoft said the new web interface has 60% fewer pixels that Hotmail and as you can see in plain screen shot below, I don’t think they are miscalculating. Outlook.com also provides free WebApps, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote as well as SkyDrive (for cloud storage). This ‘new’ service is supposed to add and…

SOLVED: Where is Office 2013 / 15 Preview – Public Beta

I spent the last 30 minutes trying to locate the damn thing!  Very frustrating.  It is NOT on connect.microsoft.com microsoft.com/office microsoft.com/office2013 microsoft.com/office15 … From what  can tell so far there are only two options for the beta: www.office.com/preview which requires that you sign up for a free Office 365 account and gives you a copy of Office Home Premium 2013.   I already use Office 365 so this was no big deal, but I want a .ISO…

SOLVED: Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network

Well this was a minor annoyance I could have done without.  Fortunately the solution is very simple. If you are trying to SHARE a Calendar in Outlook and you receive the dreaded: Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network           you have likely typed the recipients email address in or used the address from your cached addresses.  That will not work.  What…

SOLVED: What Will The Next Version of Office Be Called (Code Name Office 15)?

It will be called Office 2013.  According to Marry-Jo Folley, TechEd 2012 had a few demos using Office 2013 branding so while this has not been officially announced yet, it would appear to be the case.  See the yellow bar in the graphic below Office 15 = Office 2013   http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/excel2013rt.png She also says: Office 2013 is thought to be on a track to RTM in November 2012 and to be generally available in early 2013. Full…

SOLVED: Missing HEADING 2 in Word 2007 2010 2013

If your STYLES are in a messed up order or are missing a few items like STYLE 3 or HEADING 2, on the STYLES group of the HOME tab in Word 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 you can “correct” the situation by: Click the STYLES WINDOW popup Click the OPTIONS button Click the RECOMMEND tab Click the item you are missing (like HEADING 2) or out of order Click the SHOW button or the MOVE…

Whats New In Office 15?

Office 15 (likely Office 2013) is in private beta now and will have a public beta your can play with next month, in June 2012.  The product should release to manufacturing (RTM) late this year and likely be available to buy very early in 2013.    Initially users will notice that the new products all use a Metro styled “washed out” look with only a few important items having colour but past that there are many changes. …