Microsoft Office is a cornerstone product for the company as the productivity suite is considered to be the best on the market and is used by millions of consumers each day.
Microsoft has already pulled the covers back on the Office platform and it is already available to those of you who have a Windows RT device and various other corporate developer channels. But for those of you who have been waiting for general availability so that you can go down to your local shop and pick up a key or download it directly from Microsoft, the last we officially heard was Q1 of 2013 for when that would become possible.
If you are willing to believe a conversation with Microsoft tech support, it looks like Office 2013 will hit general availability on March 31.
That’s all we have for now but it looks like a version of Office was mistakenly put online at the Microsoft Singapore store. It was a user who purchased a copy of Office 2013 from the store and then was unable to download the software so he reached out to the support agent who then stated that the software would be available at the end of March.
Until Microsoft comes clean on the launch timeline, this is the best guess that we have to date. Seeing that March 31 is still in Q1 of 2013, the date seems plausible and it continues the rumored trend that Microsoft launches on the very last day of their launch window.
Source: Hardware Zone Forums
Thanks for the tip Michael!