Microsoft today announced that its upcoming version of its productivity suite Office has reached RTM milestone. Microsoft is planning to release Office 2013 for consumers in the first quarter of 2013. Also from October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 will get the new Office for free upon availability. Microsoft will also release a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26.
For business customers, Office will be available from November under following different programs.
- We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.
- Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
- IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.
via: Office blog