Differences between Office 2013 and 2016

As many know, Microsoft Office is a package of computer programs developed by the American company Microsoft, whose purpose is to automate and improve the usual activities of an office through different applications.

The name office is due to the fact that they are applications designed for office tasks, the oldest version being that of the year 1989 with two basic packages. Thus, currently it has been evolving through different versions, including Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016, which have specific characteristics that will be differentiated in this article.

Microsoft Office 2013

Basically, Microsoft Office 2013 is a version of Microsoft Office, a suite of computer programs designed by the Microsoft company for the Windows operating system. Microsoft Office 2013, also known as Office 2013, was released in January 2013 in the US and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 10 operating systems. of applications had two versions: Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 365.

The most relevant feature of Microsoft Office 2013 was that it gave way to cloud storage services, a data storage model based on computer networks. However, Office 2013 incorporated some innovative features, among which we can highlight its version for tablets, support for Skype and Yammer, touch interface, new flat colors, versions for Windows Phone, iOS, Android, integration with Outlook.com and SkyDrive such as save option.

Finally, the minimum requirements to install Office 2013 are a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 3 GB hard drive, and a DX10-compatible graphics accelerator.

Microsoft Office 2016

Similarly, Microsoft Office 2016 is a newer version of Microsoft Office which is also known as Office 2016, which was released in September 2015 in the US. First of all, we can say that, in terms of format, it did not present no relevant change with respect to Office 2013, since it included the same set of applications.

Despite the above, this version presented significant variations in terms of functionalities, among which we can mention the interfaces optimized for touch with a lighter and clearer general finish, its compatible versions for mobiles with Windows 10 Mobile, iOS and Android, and integration from its launch with the cloud. Additionally, it now allows you to open, edit or save files from the cloud, quick access to functions (Tell Me), a more colorful interface, improved attachments, refined search and refined Portrait Mode and real-time document collaboration in applications such as Word and Power Point.

Finally, Microsoft Office 2016 is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, RT and Mac OS X, where the minimum installation requirements are the same as Microsoft Office 2013.

As can be seen, the differences between Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 are varied, having to do with the functionalities of both packages. In this sense, these differences can be summarized in:

  • Office 2013 is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 10 operating systems while Office 2016 is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 10 mobile, RT and Mac OS X
  • Office 2013 presented cloud storage services as an innovative feature, while Office 2016 presented improvements to this functionality, allowing files to be opened, saved or edited directly in the cloud.
  • Office 2016 features interfaces that have been improved for use with touch devices and with a lighter, clearer tone.

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