Microsoft announces pre-launch offer for Office 2013
By Digital News Asia December 5, 2012
- Consumers purchasing Office 2010 from now can upgrade to the new Office for free
- Volume licenses for Office 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 now available
MICROSOFT Malaysia has announced that consumers who purchase the retail package version of Office 2010 from now until April 30 2013 will be able to upgrade to the new Office for free, as part of its pre-launch offer for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
The company also announced that its commercial customers can now purchase the on-premise 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, Microsoft said in a statement.
“With the new Office, we have a better story than ever with Windows, as well as major value … with devices and mobility, enterprise social, real-time communications, compliance and the cloud,” said Danny Ong (pic), chief marketing and operations officer for Microsoft Malaysia.
To qualify, consumers, students and small businesses must purchase, install and activate the retail package version of Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011. Consumers will then need to sign up for an email reminder at www.office.com/offer to be notified when they can redeem their offer.
Consumers will be able to download the new Office version free when it is broadly available by returning to the www.office.com/offer site once they receive their email notification. An Office Product Key validation is required to redeem the free upgrade offer.
At the same time, Office 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 are now available to commercial customers via Microsoft Volume Licensing. Commercial customers interested in deploying the latest version of Microsoft’s productivity, communication and collaboration solutions should contact their Microsoft Account Team or Microsoft Partner.
For more information on taking advantage of the Office Pre-Launch Offer, visit www.office.com/offer.
Download the Customer Preview of the new Office at www.office.com/preview.
More information about the new Office is available at http://www.office.com/.