Focus on what's important
Outlook 2013 has a brand new look. It’s cleaner. It’s designed to help you focus on what’s important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. You'll be able to communicate more effectively by connecting efficiently with others.
See everything you need to know at a glance. Preview messages in the message list, so you'll know which ones to read and act on first. Reply with just a click—you can type your response right in the reading pane.
What the experts are saying
"Outlook 2013 gets a clean new look, and operates more smoothly. Even deeper social network connections and a few new conveniences make it a top notch email application." — ITProPortal
"The 2013 version adds more visual appeal and lets you start communicating in every imaginable way, including not just email but also IM, and even phone." — PCMag
Communicate more effectively
Exchange ActiveSync Support. Don't miss a single meeting, message, or contact. Now you can receive push-based email, appointments, and contacts from Outlook.com and Hotmail.
Social Connectors. Stay in the know. Get the very latest updates automatically from people in the social networks you rely on most—LinkedIn, Facebook, and others.
Easily manage your contacts and schedule
Peeks. Take a peek at your schedule, an appointment, a task, or details about someone you're emailing—without having to rearrange windows or lose your train of thought.
People Card. Integrate multiple contacts into a single view with all of that person's contact information (including social network updates) to identify people's social context more quickly and remove needless duplication.
Find important info faster than ever
Search. Find email messages, attachments, calendar appointments, and contacts even faster through improved search, so you can communicate with the right people, right now.
Fast Filters and Context Commands. Discover how filters and context commands speed things up. With a single click, instantly see what's on your calendar today, next week, or next month. Choose from several intuitive ways to filter, arrange, and work with your email.
1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Required Operating System
Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
1GB RAM (32 bit); 2GB RAM (64 bit)
Required Hard Disk Space
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Required .NET Version
3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
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. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Additional System Requirements
Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Note: System requirements are rounded up to the nearest 0.5GB, to be conservative. For example, if we measure an application’s required hard disk space to be 1.99GB, we recommend 2.5GB of disk space. Our hard disk system requirements are intentionally larger than the actual disk space usage of the software.
A graphics processor helps increase the performance of certain features, such as drawing tables in Excel 2013 or transitions, animations, and video integration in PowerPoint 2013. Use of a graphics processor with Office 2013 requires a Microsoft DirectX 10-compliant graphics processor that has 64MB of video memory. These processors were widely available in 2007. Most computers that are available today include a graphics processor that meets or exceeds this standard. However, if you or your users do not have a graphics processor, you can still run Office 2013.