As we await official word from Microsoft on when Office 2013 will go on sale to the general public, more information has been revealed about the pricing for more SKU builds of the new version of the productivity software suite.
Microsoft announced several months ago that the Home and Student version of Office 2013 would be released as a stand alone product for $139.99 and would contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office 2013 Home and Business will cost $219.99 and will have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. Office 2013 Professional will cost $399.99 and will have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.
Today, ZDNet.com reports that they received a leaked Microsoft marketing slide which shows two more Office 2013 SKUs. One is Office Standard 2013 which is priced on the slide at $369. The other is Office Professional Plus 2013 which has the very high price point of $499.
It's not clear what will be included in these final two SKUs. However, the article claims they are for "volume licensees only", meaning they are meant to be sold to large businesses which are able to buy more than just one license.
People and businesses who subscribe to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service will also gain access to versions of Office 2013 when they are launched, with prices ranging from $3.30 a month for Office 365 University to $20 a month for Office 365 Enterprise and Government.
Source: ZDNet.com | Image via ZDNet.com/Microsoft