This morning we made Office 2013 available to the Windows 7 computers in
the network. When you choose to install Office 2013 it will replace Office 2010
on your computer. Documents created in Office 2013 are compatible with Office
2010 so we shouldn't have any "save as earlier version" issues.
You may initiate the installation at your convenience, but you should close
all other programs before beginning. The process will take about an hour and
will happen completely in the background on your computer. The first portion of
the process will remove Office 2010. When that portion of the process is
complete, the installation of Office 2013 begins. Again, there is not visible
indication this is happening, except maybe some icons disappearing or appearing
in your Start Menu. When the installation is complete, it will restart your
computer without warning. When your computer is back at the login screen, the
installation is mostly complete. The first time you open one of the office
applications an installer box will appear for a very short time to deliver some
configuration specific to your user.
It may be best to initiate the installation, lock your computer (Windows
Key +L) and head to a meeting/go to lunch/etc.
As always, should you have any difficulty or questions, please contact the