Managed Metadata column in SharePoint 2013 causes Word 2013 to crash

This week I was working on a prototype environment in SharePoint 2013.

Created a few sites with document libraries, document sets, content types and configured some basic views. Nothing special so far.

To make it a bit more realistic a few documents had to be created in those libraries and document sets, here the trouble started…

When creating a document that has a managed metadata column in its content type, Word 2013 crashes immediately after starting up.

It seems to be a known bug and not tested functionality by the Microsoft team. Here’s a link to a technet article describing the same issue, unfortunately without a fix/answer: