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Microsoft announces Office 2013 prices and packaging [zdnet.com]
Microsoft officially announced pricing and packaging details for Office 2013 today.
Office 365 Home Premium includes the complete lineup of programs found in Office Professional 2010, the most expensive retail version today: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. For $100 per year you get a “household license,” which allows you to install and use the software on up to five PCs or Macs and on “select smartphones and tablets.” There’s no limit on the number of users who can use those five PCs or Macs.
Office 365 Small Business Premium includes the same collection of apps and adds Lync and InfoPath, making it equivalent to the current Office Professional Plus 2010, which is available in a traditional package only through volume licensing programs. These subscriptions are sold on a per-user basis, at $150 per user per year, with each subscriber getting the right to use the software on up to five PCs or Macs and on “select smartphones and tablets.”
Office Home & Student, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, will cost $140, up 17% from the current $120.
Office Home & Business, which includes the above apps plus Outlook, will go for $220, up 10% from the current price of $200.
Office Professional, which includes the above apps plus Access and Publisher, goes up to $400, a 14% bump from the current sticker price of $350.