Code named Office 2013 or a New Office – is now finalized. Microsoft announced that it had reached the milestone of the Release to Manfacturing (RTM). The test phase has ended and the Redmond company will take care of the dissemination of the various distribution channels.
In Mid-November, the Office package will be available for professionals, TechNet and MSDN subscribers. General availability is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
From October 19, users who purchase Office 2010 will still receive coupons in order to subsequently switch to Office 2013 for free.
Microsoft points out that buyers of devices under Windows RT (ARM version of Windows 8) will be entitled to a preview integrated suite.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the pricing of the new Office and the inauguration of a subscription service. Since mid-July, Microsoft offers test of a Customer Preview the new Office.