Review: Microsoft Office 365 and 2013 – Should You Upgrade?

Download and Install the Latest Version of Office

This should be interesting since we already have a copy of Office 2010 installed on our PC. Right off the bat, we received an error message when we clicked on the “Download the latest version of Office” link in the Dashboard. Turns out that you have to assign yourself licenses in the licensing settings.

Next step – Install Lync.

 Next step – Install desktop apps.

Feel the tension rising at this point?

After this disappeared, nothing happened for a handful of disconcerting minutes.
A steady drive activity light steeled my nerves in the meantime.

Next step – Proceed manually

OK–or not. The installation did not automatically proceed at this point. Here’s what was installed:

Note that we now have Office 2010 and Office 2013 installed simultaneously.

Last step – Desktop setup.

I had to sign in again and install this:

Once this application finished installing – installation accomplished!

Next: Set Up Cloud and Mobile Services

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