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Microsoft Has Begun Updating Office RT Preview to Final Version

By Ng Chong Seng - on 22 Oct 2012, 10:28am

Microsoft Has Begun Updating Office RT Preview to Final Version

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the new version of Office at a press event in July this year.

Buyers of ARM-based Windows RT devices such as the Microsoft Surface RT tablets will find that they come with a Modern-style version of Office called Office Home & Student 2013 RT that consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. When the office productivity suite reached the RTM milestone earlier this month, Microsoft has said that when these devices go on sale on October 26, they will include only the preview editions of the apps, which would be automatically updated with the final versions for free via Windows Update sometime between November and January, depending on their language.

But according to Ars Technica, the Redmond-based company has already started pushing out the update via Windows Update. The 580MB update removes all the preview branding from the software, such as the ‘preview’ wording on the splash screen, and the gold rectangle in the window bar at the top of the screen that notifies the user the app is a preview edition.

In other words, those (English-speaking users, at least) who are getting a Windows RT device on October 26 will also have the final version of Office RT on the very same day.

Source: Ars Technica.

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