Microsoft recently announced that Office 2013 had finally hit RTM (Release to Manufacturing) and will see general availability during the first quarter of 2013. Office 2013 brings a new touch friendly design for use with the company’s Windows 8 operating system. Now, new box art has leaked showcasing the three consumer editions of Office 2013.
As you can see above, the three editions include Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, and Office Professional 2013. Outlook 2013 does not come with Office Home and Student 2013, based on what the box art tells us. Now remember that Microsoft has yet to officially reveal the box art for Office 2013, so take this with a grain of salt. Those who purchase Office 2010 starting October 19th will receive Office 2013 for free once it becomes available. Volume License customers can grab Office 2013 by mid-November via TechNet or MSDN, while the rest of us will have to wait until the first quarter of 2013 to purchase it.