There is no exact release date as to when Microsoft will roll out Office 2013 and Office 365 worldwide, but at the very least, we are able to get a handle on the price point. Standalone versions that have been licensed for use on just one computer will still be sold over the counter, but Microsoft’s new price points want to make experiencing Office 2013 and Office 365 at home and at the office a far more affordable one through a subscription package model instead.

Office Home and Student 2013 (which will come with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote thrown into the mix) will set you back by $139, while Home and Business has included Outlook for $219, and for those who always want the best things in life can settle for the high end Professional package which will feature the above mentioned alongside Access and Publisher for a whopping $399.

As for Office 365 Home Premium, that will burn a $99 hole in your bank account each year, where it will feature 20GB of SkyDrive storage in addition to 60 minutes of Skype calls each month, so you had best start to have a paradigm shift in your calling patterns instead of picking up the home phone all the time. Waste not, want not. Not only that, you are able to gain Office 365 access on five computers with the ability to change out the devices at any time. What do you think of Microsoft’s pricing strategy this time around?

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