The suite will be optimized for the ARM processor of upcoming tablets and devices will come with "preview editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. After the final edition of Office Home & Student 2013 RT is released in a customer's language, their Windows RT device will be automatically updated with the final edition for free via Windows Update."
In regards to a time table, the company says customers will get the final update beginning in early November through January, dependent on the language involved.
Outlook is notably missing from the software, and email features built into other parts of the suite have been removed, as well.
Additionally, macros, add-ins and the ability to create data models have been removed from Excel 2013 and ActiveX controls have gone missing, as well.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Sep 2012 18:39