In a post from Microsoft's Office blog
, Sanjay Manchanda has announced worldwide availability of on-premises Office 2013 products for business customers. This includes Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, Sharepoint Server 2013, Project 2013, and Visio 2013, all through Microsoft Volume Licensing.
As a follow-up to the widely approved Office 2010, Office 2013 has been designed to optimize the productivity experience across a range of device types, including touch-enabled models whose design and experience are now integrated in the Windows 8 operating system.
Other areas highlighted in the blog are as follows:
- 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.
While business can now decide to make the switch to Office 2013, the software will not be broadly available through retail and online channels until the start of next year's first quarter.