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November 01, 2012
Volume Licensees Can Now Use Newer Office 365 and Office 2013
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
Office 2013 is just about ready to go live to the world, and Microsoft (News - Alert) has just released Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013 servers to license customers this week. While there hasn’t been a big announcement about the software, there have been certain license customers who have realized that they have the ability to download now. The company also confirmed that they had released to volume licensees once they were questioned.
Office 2013 sure has created quite a bit of excitement for devotees to Microsoft and those who are stumbling to the suite for the first time alike. The connectivity and the ability of the software to work on several levels of compatibility is driving the cloud-based suite especially out to a massive amount of people. Government agencies and college students alike are looking to take advantage of the robust connectivity of Office 365 and the unprecedented speed and reliability of Office 2013.
The company confirmed that certain users would be able to download the program through an e-mail statement after being questioned about where they were in the release process. According to company officials, “Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance can download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013 and Project 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1."
The best news might be for people who are enterprise level Office 365 users. The company has said that the first new features of Office 15 are starting to be released as well. Microsoft added that these updates are being rolled out as part of its usual service updates. However, it is widely believed that the newest versions of Office 365 and Office 2013 are going to be available to the general public in January of 2013.
Edited by Jamie Epstein