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Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Office.
Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers.
This is the most ambitious release of Office we've ever done. It spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications. We are proud to achieve this milestone and are eager to deliver this exciting release to our customers.
General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26.
Additionally, we have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Office within their organizations:
Please stay tuned for more specifics on general availability dates and other Office launch news. In the meantime, if you'd like to give the pre-release version a try, you can visit office.com/preview.
Thank you to the millions of people who have been testing early releases of the new Office. We are grateful for your support. Your invaluable feedback has helped us make the new Office the best Office ever.
Kirk KoenigsbauerCorporate Vice President Microsoft Office Division
The original H&S was out because MS found out many people were just NOT going to pay several hundreds for Office which they use occasionally at home, or not living in the 1st world, and it worked, i presume.
I'm afraid that these people are just going back to piracy if MS doesn't change this practice. Yeah $99/yr sounds cheap *if* you got 4 or 5 PC and all of them NEED office, but how many of such people are out there?? I can imagine people would be more interested in having 2 or 3 PC at home and spend the $$$ on iPads instead, and MS is just sending these customers to the Appleland. sometimes i don't know if MS is still trying to help Apple.
and what's the MS argument for $99 subscription? wow they also got outlook, access and publisher!!! Oh mine everyone is using webmail and what's the last time you hear a home user using access and publisher???
and don't get me started on Surface, $499 what?! does ballmer honestly think it can compete with ipad at such prices? gimme a break..... i'm already looking forward to the clearance sales when these things are sold at $199 or $299.
MS has always been out of touch with the market compared to Apple, but it has gone to way more so these days. what're in the heads of the managers? they thought that they have the same aura as apple? if anything ms has a worse reputation. learn from google, why are they selling the nexus tablets at cost? they understand that at the same price, even if their products are superior, they do not have the aura apple has and have to undersell to grab some market share (which is absolutely important if you want to build up your appstore), and we're talking about GOOGLE, who most people i know hold at a higher esteem than MS.
but, IT won't die if MS dies, and this is not the first, and neither the last an once monopoly collapses, so whatever MS likes.
as people found out you don't really need a pc for many tasks, pc sales will stagnate and windows sales will slow down.
office is the only cash cow and ms is trying to milk as much as it can, this may help them short-term but is it a good idea long-term?
but ms also got xbox, which is an up and coming star, we'll see how it does.
windows phone will not be able to achieve the market share of ios or android, i'd say 10-20%.
but, if you can't innovate, litigate! ms got a big patent portfolio and if it's dying, we're going to see a long painful die.
it's a sad thing, there are a lot of bright minds at MS, it's the top management keeps stumbling.
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Regarding the 1 PC license for Office 2013 - would it be transferable to a new PC? I.e., after upgrading/replacing old PC, will the owner of an Office 2013 suite be able to transfer the Office to the new PC?
General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. - so youre saying if i buy from say amazon Office 2010 Home i get Office 2013 for free (home right)?
Will Project Standard and Visio be available to Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance by mid-November with the other products?
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Two more questions regarding the licence: As there is no 3 PC license any more for the the Home&Student edition, which is a bit disappointing
Two more questions regarding the license: As there is no 3 PC license any more for the the Home&Student edition, which is quite disappointing indeed, will it be possible to install the new Office 2013 on two devices, one mobile and one stationary? Second question: Will I be eligible to update from Office Prof. 2010 to 2013 with a Microsoft Select student license that I buy from my university after october 19th?
And one more question: There is rumour on the internet that there will be no permanent license for Office University any more. So if I bought now Office University 2010, it would turn into a temporary thing after an upgrade to 2013?