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Microsoft 2013 unveils 60-day trial of Office 2013

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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 is now available for a 60-day trial for customers or IT professionals who would like to give it a spin. The suite consists of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync, and can be downloaded from the Office Professional Plus 2013 download page on TechNet here.

According to CNET, users will need to log in with a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) account and fill in an online form and various information prior to downloading the 700+MB file. Other than English, Office 2013 is available in Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 

It should be noted that that the download gets you a disk image file that needs to be burned into an optical disc or mounted in a utility such as Virtual CloneDrive, in order to access the installation files.

As we reported earlier, Office 2013 went RTM, or Released to Manufacturing, in October, with its general availability planned for the first quarter of 2013. Office 365 Enterprise customers and Volume Licensing customers, TechNet and MSDN subscribers can already log in with their respective credentials and download the full version.

Microsoft has yet to release the official prices of Office 2013, however. And before your uninstall your current Office installation to give Office 2013 a try, note that it will only run on Windows 7 and newer, and not on Windows Vista or Windows XP.

For more:
- check out this article at CNET

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