Photo - Danny Ong, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia.
Technology solutions provider Microsoft Malaysia has offered consumers who purchase the retail package version of Office 2010 from now until 30 April 2013 a free upgrade to the new Office as part of its pre-launch offer for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
Microsoft Malaysia chief marketing officer & operations officer Danny Ong said commercial customers can now purchase the on-premises versions of the new Office products - including Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 - through Microsoft Volume Licensing.
Ong said broad availability of the new Office through retail and online channels is planned for the first quarter of 2013. The new Office gives customers a comprehensive set of productivity tools to help them do their best work in a world of devices and services.
"This is the biggest and most exciting release of Office yet," he said. "With the new Office, we have a better story than ever with Windows, as well as major value in the new Office with devices and mobility, enterprise social, real-time communications, compliance, and cloud."
"To qualify, consumers, students and small businesses must purchase, install and activate the retail package version of Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011," said Ong. "Consumers will then need to sign up for an email reminder at www.office.com/offer to be notified when they can redeem their offer. Consumers will be able to download the new Office version free when it is broadly available by returning to the www.office.com/offer site once they receive their email notification. An Office Product Key validation is required to redeem the free upgrade offer."
He said that Office 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 are now available to commercial customers via Microsoft Volume Licensing. "Commercial customers interested in deploying the latest version of Microsoft's productivity, communication and collaboration solutions should contact their Microsoft Account Team or Microsoft Partner."
In addition, Ong said that since the initial announcement of the Customer preview in July to achieving the Release-to-Manufacturing milestone in October, a lot of valuable feedback has been received to shape the final version of the new Office.
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