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Microsoft Office 2013, Visio 2013 and Project 2013 for Windows 7: tested

Microsoft released Office 2013 (including Visio and Project) in 2013. ICTS conducted product suitability testing to ensure that these productivity suites did not impact on any of the core applications or services currently in use at UCT such as Vula, PeopleSoft and SAP.

Office 2013 versions available at UCT

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional plus 32-bit
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional plus 64-bit (not recommended)
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 32-bit
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 64-bit (not recommended)
  • Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional 32-bit
  • Microsoft Visio 2013 Professional 64-bit (not recommended)

 

UCT system requirements for Microsoft Office 2013

Processor: 1Ghz
Memory: 1GB
Hard Disk space: 3GB
Display: 1024x576 or higher resolution monitor
Multi-touch: A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device.

 

Test results

The test results of the Office 2013 Suite for Windows are available on the test Matrix below.


Category

Application

Microsoft Office 2013

Access 2013; Excel 2013; Word 2013; PowerPoint 2013; Outlook 2013; Excel 2013: Marks Processing Add-in; Word 2013: PeopleSoft mail merge

Microsoft Project 2013

Project 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013

Visio 2013

Other applications

SAP 7.30 client; Exchange Web access; GroupWise 8.0.2 HP1 Client; GroupWise WebAccess; RightFax client 10.0.0.2032; RightFax Web Client; McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0; McAfee EPO Agent; Novell Client for Windows 7 (2 SP3); Novell iPrint V05.86.00, PeopleSoft web client; ZenWorks Application Window; Technical writing templates; Microsoft Lync 2010, PeopleSoft COMMGEN; SAP Business Objects: Web Intelligence, SAP Business Objects: BI Launch Pad, SAP Business Objects: Dashboard Design, Archibus, Syllabus Plus, RMS, 3rd Party System.

Non-standard applications

HEAT

Upgrade testing

Office 2007 and Office 2010; Project 2007; Project 2010; Visio 2007; Visio 2010

Compatibility

Office 2013; Office 2013 compatibility pack; Project 2013; Visio 2013

 

Key to symbols used

Testing Key

Tested and approved

Tested and NOT approved

Not working/Not yet functional

Not tested/Testing in progress

Known issues

 

 

Application

Results and comments

Status

Win 7: 32-bit

Win 7: 64-bit

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Access 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Microsoft Excel 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Microsoft Word 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Microsoft Outlook
2013

Testing in progress.

Microsoft OneDrive Pro

Not tested.
Connects to OneDrive libraries or SharePoint libraries.

Excel 2013: Marks Processing Add-in

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Word 2013: PeopleSoft mail merge

The PeopleSoft Mail Merge Tool has been replaced by PeopleSoft COMMGEN.

Apps for Office
(in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

Not functional with the UCT supported browser (Internet Explorer 8)

Online Video
(in Word and PowerPoint)

Playing Online Video within the presentation or document are not functional with the UCT supported browser (Internet Explorer 8).

Define
(in Word)

Not functional with the UCT supported browser (Internet Explorer 8).

OneDrive

Basic functionality tested.

Sharing via OneDrive

Basic functionality tested.

Microsoft Project 2013

Microsoft Project 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.
Apps for Office is not functional with the UCT supported browser (Internet Explorer 8).

Microsoft Visio 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Other applications

Microsoft Lync 2010

Installation and basic functionality tested.

GroupWise WebAccess

Basic testing functionality tested.

GroupWise 8.0.2 HP1

Basic testing functionality tested.

Exchange Web access

Basic testing functionality tested.

HEAT

Basic testing functionality tested.

McAfee EPO Agent

Installation and basic functionality tested.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0.975

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Novell Client for Windows 7 (2 SP3)

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Novell iPrint V05.86.00

Installation and basic functionality tested.

PeopleSoft web client

PeopleSoft have not release a date on when they will certify PeopleSoft on Office 2013.

PeopleSoft COMMGEN

Basic functionality tested.

RightFax client 10.0.0.2032

Installation and basic functionality tested.

RightFax web client

Not tested as there is no integration with Office 2013.

NA

NA

SAP 7.30 client

Installation and basic functionality tested.

SAP Business Objects: BI Launch Pad

Office 2013 not certified by vendor. Proposed solution 3rd quarter of 2013.

SAP Business Objects: Dashboard Design

Office 2013 not certified by vendor.
Dashboard Design not compatible with Office 2013.
Proposed solution 3rd quarter of 2013.

Archibus

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Syllabus Plus

Installation and basic functionality tested.

RMS

Basic functionality testing still in progress.

3rd Party System

Basic functionality tested.

Technical writing templates

Issues have been identified with default Microsoft security settings blocking macros in the templates. Adding the templates to the default Templates folder or adding the folder to Trusted locations will enable templates to work. Templates are partially functional.
Proposed resolution by 4 November 2013.

ZENworks 11 Application Window

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Microsoft upgrade testing

Office 2010

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Office 2007

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Project 2010

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Project 2007

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Visio 2010

Installation and basic functionality tested.

Visio 2007

Installation and basic functionality tested.