Microsoft has finally confirmed that their new Office edition has reached RTM stage.
RTM stage means that the development work has completed and the software is ready to be released in the coming months.
We are however only likely to see a public launch early next year. Corporate customers of Microsoft might get the update sooner.
The company spoke about the rollout:
We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.
Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.
A preview edition has already been available to anyone interested. In fact I am writing this blog post in this preview edition. Personally, I love this new update.