The new Office is now available for business customers

Business customers around the world can now purchase the on-premises versions of the new Office products–including Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013–through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Broad availability of the new Office through retail and online channels is planned for the first quarter of 2013. The new Office gives customers a comprehensive set of productivity tools to help them do their best work in a world of devices and services.

From the free trial of the new Office we delivered through the Customer Preview in July to our announcement in October that we had reached our RTM milestone, we’ve gotten a lot of valuable feedback that helped shape the final version. Here are a few things about the new Office that we think are great:

  • The new Office works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard to give you the ultimate productivity experience. It brings the familiar Office experience to a wide range of new devices and gives you the best experience on Windows.*
  • The new Office is inherently social with real-time news feeds for people, documents and discussions, high-definition video conferencing**, shared notebooks and virtual whiteboards.
  • The new Office provides security features without compromise, includes data loss prevention, compliance management, built-in malware protection, and flexible deployment options across on-premises and in the cloud.
  • The new Office is in the cloud. Coupled with new cloud services available next year, the new Office will save your documents to SkyDrive by default, and your personalized settings, templates and documents will travel with you.*

To order, begin testing or learn more about Office 2013, please ask your Microsoft Account Team or your Microsoft Partner. Whether you’re ready to buy the on-premises Office 2013 products available now or want to use the cloud services available early next year, try the new Office today and let us know what you think.

–Sanjay Manchanda, Office Team 

*Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system required

**HD video camera required for high-definition video conferencing