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  • I have new Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.  I installed Office 2013.  I can not access Outlook remotely from my employer's exchange server because it uses Office 2007.  Can I install Office 2007 on my laptop? Do I need to uninstall 2013?  Your help is appreciated, not getting any answers from our tech folks.
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:47 AM off topic
    Monday, October 14, 2013 2:20 PM


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  • Hi,

    I do not know if you have downgrade rights from 2013 to 2007, but I doubt it. AFAIK downgrade rights only went back a single version.

    Either way, as long as you're running Exchange 2007 or later, you can use Outlook 2013. Here's a list of what features will work depending on your Exchange version:


    You're asking this question in the wrong forum though, this forum is for feedback on the TechNet website/subscriptions. I suggest discussing this issue with your IT department or TAM if you have any additional questions.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:06 PM
    Monday, October 14, 2013 4:14 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

    For technical issues with Microsoft products that you would run into as an end user of those products, one great source of info and help is http://answers.microsoft.com, which has sections for Windows, Hotmail, Office, IE, and other products. Office related forums are also here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/contact-us-FX103894077.aspx

    For Technical issues with Microsoft products that you might have as an IT professional (like technical installation issues, or other IT issues), you should head to the TechNet Discussion forums at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us, and search for your product name.

    For issues with products you might have as a Developer (like how to talk to APIs, what version of software do what, or other developer issues), you should head to the MSDN discussion forums at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-us, and search for your product or issue.

    If you’re asking a question particularly about one of the Microsoft Dynamics products, a great place to start is here: http://community.dynamics.com/

    If you really think your issue is related to the subscription or the TechNet Website, and I screwed up, I apologize!  Please repost your question to the discussion forum and include much more detail about your problem, that could include screenshots of the issue (do not include subscription information or product keys in your screenshots!), and/or links to the problem you’re seeing. 

    If you really had no idea where to post this question but you still posted it here, you still shouldn’t have because we have a forum just for you!  It’s called the Where is the forum for…? forum and it’s here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/whatforum/

    Moving to off topic. 

    Thanks, Mike

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:46 AM
  • Follow-up questions should be asked in the Exchange Previous Versions - Outlook, OWA, POP, and IMAP Clients forum.


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    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:37 PM