Outlook 2010 vs. Outlook 2013 - Differences for end users and for techhies and for admins

What are the differences between Outlook 2010 and 2013
for end users
for admins
for tech support people.
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brothertruffle880Asked:
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BlueComputeCommented:
MSI or C2R?  C2R is a little bit horrible to admin.

Outlook 2013 automatically disables add-ins that take over ?0.5s to load, which can be a bummer if you have important add-ins - you have to GPO to always load them.

Probably remember some more in a bit, I'll add them here.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Seriously? Just type Outlook 2013 vs 2010 in Google and you will find all information you need.

However, it all depends on the back-end. If you are not using Exchange 2013, you won’t see the full potential of Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 could be more natural choice if connected to Exchange 2010 or 2007. On other hand, if you have Exchange 2013 or planning to move to it soon, Outlook 2013 will be better. Otherwise, Outlook without Exchange on backend is no better than Thunderbird or any other mail client.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
How about the UI?
For end users, how diffeent is the UI?'
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Outlook 2013 UI is much more closer to Windows 8.

Also, if Windows 8 is your OS, you should go with Office 2013 because of Modern-interface integration.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Blue Compute:  I know what C2R means,  What does MSI stand for?
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BlueComputeCommented:
C2R=Click-to-run , this is the default way you will acquire and install the retail or Office 365 packages.  Because of the architecture you don't get any control over updates, you can't do partial or selective installations, you have to associate the product with a MS account etc...  It can be problematic, eg. you are unable to roll-back updates.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219427%28v=office.15%29.aspx

MSI=Microsoft Installer, this is the 'traditional' installation, whereby you acquire the full installer package or disc and then install the required binaries on the computer.  This is only available for Volume License copies of Office 2013.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer
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BlueComputeCommented:
Also, for what it's worth, you're probably at the point now where unless you're buying Volume Licenses from Microsoft you can't get Office 2010/Outlook 2010 anyway so the question's moot - all approved Microsoft Resellers have to send old stock back when the new versions come out so if you're purchasing now 2013 is what you'll get. Buying from ebay or a non-approved reseller is just asking for trouble down the line.
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