What’s changed or removed in Office 2013


The following table contains information about what’s changed in Excel.

Title Application.EnableAnimations in Excel
Scope Excel
Type of Change disabling the feature
Description Application.EnableAnimations is being disabled.
Reason for Change This feature does not work with the new animations. Therefore, the ability to turn off animations is being disabled.
Benefits Prevent animations from being turned off accidentally.
Replacement N/A
Additional Information N/A
Title Editing workbooks in a browser that has external data connections. Excel Web App no longer remembers View mode when transitioning a file to Edit mode.
Scope SharePoint eCal (Excel Services) with Office Web Apps Server is installed. SharePoint eCal (Excel Services) with Office Web Apps Server is installed and is being upgraded to Office 2013.
Admins can configure workbooks to be viewed through Excel Services by using the SharePoint viewer, or through Excel Web App.
Applies only whenExcel Services uses the SharePoint viewer (view mode).
Type of Change Architectural
 Description Workbooks that have external data connections that require Windows Authentication cannot be edited in the browser. Users who attempt to open them are prompted to open the workbooks in the client.
Workbooks that have database credentials stored in the Secure Store or in the connection string can still be edited.
 Reason for Change  N/A
 Benefits Users can get better scale-out and management by using Office Web Apps Server instead of Excel Services.
 Replacement  N/A
 Additional Information  N/A

Exchange Server 2013 Feature Updates

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The following describes the new and changed features that are available if you have Exchange Server 2013.

Available with Exchange Server 2013

  • Additions/changes
  • Description

Apps for Outlook

An app for Outlook is a cloud-enabled application that integrates rich, scenario-focused content and services together with Outlook 2013. You can obtain apps for Outlook from the Office Store. Exchange Administrators can make specific apps for Outlook available to their end-users if their Exchange accounts are on Exchange Server 2013. For more information, see Manage Apps for Office.

Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a new feature area in Exchange Server 2013. DLP capabilities help you protect sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies. DLP can also help keep your organization safe from users who mistakenly send sensitive information to unauthorized people. The new Exchange DLP features help you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data by using deep content analysis.

Exchange Server 2013 offers built-in DLP policies that are based on regulatory standards such as personally identifiable information (PII) and payment card industry data security standards (PCI). DLP is extensible so that it can support other policies that are important to your business. Additionally, the new Policy Tips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before they send sensitive data.

For information about how to configure Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips with Exchange Server 2013, see Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips.

Site Mailboxes

Site mailboxes improve collaboration and user productivity by allowing access to both SharePoint 2013 documents and Exchange email that use the same client interface. A site mailbox consists of SharePoint 2013 site membership (owners and members), shared storage through an Exchange Server 2013 mailbox for email messages and a SharePoint 2013 site for documents, and a management interface that addresses provisioning and life-cycle needs.

Site mailboxes require Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 integration and configuration. For more information, see Configure site mailboxes in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.

Exchange Server 2013 -Features

Exchange Server 2013 -Features:
Existing features have been significantly enhanced and new features have been added to both of the Exchange Server editions.
The following table provides a feature breakdown for each server edition of Exchange Server 2013:

Feature Standard Server Edition Enterprise Server Edition
Mailbox Databases 1-5 databases 1-50 databases

Exchange Server 2013 – Client Access Licenses (CALs)
As with the Server licenses, the Exchange Server 2013 CALs have also been significantly improved from the previous versions of Exchange. The Exchange Enterprise CAL is available in the same two variants as before; Exchange Enterprise CAL without Services and Exchange Enterprise CAL with Services. The following tables provide a detailed feature breakdown for each CAL edition of Exchange Server 2013:

Feature Standard CAL Standard + Enterprise CAL (with and without Services)
E-mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks Yes Yes
Outlook Web App (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari support) Yes Yes
Exchange ActiveSync Mobile Access Yes Yes
Rich Outlook inbox experience, including enhanced Conversation View and Mail Tips Yes Yes
Apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App Yes Yes
Site mailboxes Yes Yes
Role Based Access Control capabilities Yes Yes
Integration of IM, SMS, and RSS Yes Yes
Federated Calendar Sharing Yes Yes
Exchange ActiveSync Mobile Management Policies Standard Advanced
Journaling Per Database Per User/Distribution List
Journal decryption No Yes
Voicemail with Unified Messaging No Yes
Retention Policies Default Custom
Integrated Archive No Yes*
Multi-Mailbox Search Yes Yes
In-Place Hold No Yes
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) No Yes
Outlook PolicyTips with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) No Yes**
Information Protection and Control (IPC): transport protection rules, Outlook protection rules, IRM Search No Yes

* Archive requires Office 2007 Pro Plus, Office 2010 Pro Plus, or Office 2013 Pro Plus Volume Licensing
** Outlook PolicyTips require Office 2013 Pro Plus Volume Licensing

Customers may buy the standard CAL standalone, but those who want to acquire the Enterprise features as listed above must purchase both the standard and the Enterprise CALs.

The Enterprise CAL with Services has all the above features but also has antivirus and anti-spam service subscriptions from Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.

Feature Standard CAL Standard + Enterprise CAL (with Services)
Forefront Online Protection for Exchange No Yes

Exchange 2013 Server Licensing

Exchange 2013 Server Licensing
License Types
Exchange Server 2013 on-premises can be licensed in the Server / Client Access License (CAL) model in two ways:
1. Server Licenses
A license must be assigned for each instance of the server software that is being run. The Exchange Server license is sold in two server editions:

  • Standard Edition: designed for the mailbox needs of small to medium organizations. Also appropriate for non-mailbox roles in a larger Exchange deployment.
  • Enterprise Edition: designed for larger organizations that may require a greater number of mailbox databases.

2. Client Access Licenses (CALs)
Exchange requires a CAL for each user or device that accesses the server software. There are two types of CALs for Exchange:

  • Standard CAL: designed to help users be more productive from virtually any platform, browser, or mobile device, with new features in Exchange Server 2013 that help manage communications overload and lower helpdesk costs.
  • Enterprise CAL: designed to allow organizations to reduce the costs and complexity of meeting compliance requirements with new integrated archiving functionality and information protection capabilities, while also helping you cut costs by replacing legacy voice mail systems with Unified Messaging.

The Enterprise CAL is sold as an add-on to the Standard CAL. To enable Standard CAL features for a user, the user must be licensed with just the Standard CAL. To enable Enterprise CAL features, the user must be licensed with one Standard CAL plus one Enterprise CAL.
Note: Both CALs work with either Server Edition.

Exchange Server 2013

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Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Its goal is to support people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus. At the same time, Exchange Server 2013 helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2013 on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud.
Exchange Server 2013 comes with a number of new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Here are a few of the highlights:
• Reduction in server roles to just two; Client Access server and Mailbox server
• New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA
• No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-based Exchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0)
• Improvements to high availability features and manageability
• Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability
• Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules

New features and functionality in Exchange 2013 are designed to do the following:
Support a multigenerational workforce Social integration and making it easier to find people is important to users. Smart Search learns from users’ communication and collaboration behavior to enhance and prioritize search results in Exchange. Also, with Exchange 2013, users can merge contacts from multiple sources to provide a single view of a person, by linking contact information pulled from multiple locations.
Provide an engaging experience Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook Web App have a fresh new look. Outlook Web App emphasizes a streamlined user interface that also supports the use of touch, enhancing the mobile device experience with Exchange.
Integrate with SharePoint and Lync Exchange 2013 offers greater integration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2013 through site mailboxes and In-Place eDiscovery. Together, these products offer a suite of features that make scenarios such as enterprise eDiscovery and collaboration using site mailboxes possible.
Help meet evolving compliance needs Compliance and eDiscovery are challenging for many organizations. Exchange 2013 helps you to find and search data not only in Exchange, but across your organization. With improved search and indexing, you can search across Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Windows file servers. In addition, data loss prevention (DLP) can help keep your organization safe from users mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. DLP helps you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis.
Provide a resilient solution Exchange 2013 builds upon the Exchange Server 2010 architecture and has been redesigned for simplicity of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation.