Office 2013 box art leaks

Box art for Microsoft's upcoming Office 2013 appears to have leaked out ahead of the official announcement. The box art looks clean and professional and vaguely matches that of Windows 8

The box art is symbolic only as you can see behind the poorly placed watermark the text that says there is no disc inside. As one would expect, you will have to download the Office platform but for those who lust for a physical retail box, your packaging will be arriving soon.

People who get the current retail version of Office 2010 starting on October 19 will be able to get a free copy of Office 2013 when it ships sometime in the first quarter of 2013. As previously announced, people who purchase a new Windows RT-based hardware product on or after October 26th will automatically receive the final release of Office Home & Student 2013 RT, a few days after they first use their new device (Wi-Fi connection required).

Source: CentrumXP.nl

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FalseAgent said,
get the joke.

Ah, might want to mark it as such (/s) then.. when it comes to Win8 stupidity/trolling, I have zero expectations from users here anymore, I would honestly not be surprised if somebody actually meant this.

Max Norris said,

Office never had a start menu. And your caps lock seems to be sticky.

Sticky like the keyboard of the person who entered the ribbon titles in for Office?

The boxes looks nice, I did notice the Home and Student 2013 is now 1 PC only? that is shame. the 2007 and 2010 versions allowed 3 installs on the one key. Was very handy and cost effective way to get all the main PCs at home a (legal) copy of Office, looks like I will be sticking with 2010 for a while longer.

Xerxes said,
The boxes looks nice, I did notice the Home and Student 2013 is now 1 PC only? that is shame. the 2007 and 2010 versions allowed 3 installs on the one key. Was very handy and cost effective way to get all the main PCs at home a (legal) copy of Office, looks like I will be sticking with 2010 for a while longer.
I don't know how it was on your side, but here there was also a Office 2010 H&S code/disc for just 1 install. I think there will also be a 3PCs version.

Studio384 said,
I don't know how it was on your side, but here there was also a Office 2010 H&S code/disc for just 1 install. I think there will also be a 3PCs version.

Here in Australia, the Home and Student version included a 3 seat license and there was no 1 license version of it (all the other versions were a 1 seat license though). However, the catch was it was only for "non-commercial use" (and that message is displayed on the title bar of all the Office apps). I was never aware of a single seat license version of Office Home and Student even existed till just now

Xerxes said,
The boxes looks nice, I did notice the Home and Student 2013 is now 1 PC only? that is shame. the 2007 and 2010 versions allowed 3 installs on the one key.

From my understanding, the retail editions now only have 1 license, and Office 365 has 5 licenses (and many other benefits that make it a better option). Can't wait!!!

Dude get your facts straight and complete. Windows RT devices have the preview version of Office 2013 AND they get upgraded to the final version of Office 2013 IMMEDIATELY!

Well there seems to be consistency across branding and packagaing, the Windows 8, Surface RT and now Office 2013 boxes uses that cut out at the side. Might pick up a copy just for old time sake.

Too bland for me, specially since they're going with the whole colorful metro feel across all their product range. This looks like a packaging for prescription drugs.

einsteinbqat said,
Better, but why do they have to be so big! There are only a DVD and a booklet inside!

Gives it more of a presence on the retail shop shelves.

Toysoldier said,

Gives it more of a presence on the retail shop shelves.

From a logistics stand point, it just takes up more volume space both in transport and on the shelf. It's also not an efficient use of resources and the price could go down if they could minimize the packaging.

Microsoft finally cleaned up their boxes! I like the Windows 8 boxes too. They're pretty nice, with the window cutout and blue on the inside.

Hmm... I'm not sure about this one. At first glance, I don't like it. Not as wild as the Windows 8 box art design, so that's good, or bad, depending on how you look at it, but this design this is too plain.