When I open any Office 2013 application, there is a yellow banner under the ribbon that literally shouts "GET THE NEW OFFICE It's one of the perks of having Office 365." There is an X at the right-hand end of the banner that allows you to dismiss the banner. Unfortunately, the banner reappears every time I switch to a different email account in Outlook. I have not found a way to turn off this unwelcomed, intrusive invasion by Microsoft.
You can disable this banner by setting a registry key. After you set the key, you'll need to reboot Windows for it to take effect.
If the banner doesn't disappear, set these keys as well:
Do It For Me
Use Group Policy
Businesses using Group Policy can block the automatic updates using the updated Office 2013 group policy template. Look for the option to block updates under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine)\Updates.
Published May 12, 2016. Last reviewed on May 19, 2016.