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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Microsoft Office 2013: What to expect on the pricing front

Summary: Microsoft's Office 2013/new Office should be launching soon. Here's what we know so far about prices and packages.

By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | January 16, 2013 -- 18:33 GMT (10:33 PST)


As expected, Microsoft is pricing its next-generation Office 2013 line-up in a way to try to convince users to pay an annual subscription fee -- with multiple-device-installation rights as a carrot -- instead of buying the Office 2013 software outright.

Microsoft is believed to be ready to launch its next-generation Office product within the next few weeks, possibly before the end of January. The newest version of Office -- known both as "the new Office" and "Office 2013" -- will be commercially available on that date. In preparation for the launch, Microsoft has been educating its reseller and integrator partners as to what to expect, pricing- and packaging-wise.

A chart detailing some of the expected Office 2013/New Office prices leaked in October 2012. When I asked Microsoft at the time (and a few times later) to confirm the prices, company officials declined to do so, leading some to speculate that the leaked pricing might not be final.


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