Yesterday it was announced that the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) of Office 2013 is fully ready. This means that all testing and coding is completed and the focus now shifts to the distribution of the software package.
TechNet and MSDN subscribers can download the final version from mid-November. Even companies that have a Volume License or Office 365 Enterprise subscription to Office 2013 from mid November in hands.
In the first quarter of 2013, the various versions of the office suite for the consumer. From early next year the new subscriptions Office 365 Small Business Premium and Premium are offered.
Who after October 19, 2012 a copy of Office 2010 buy at a local distributor or reseller, get a free update to Office 2013 once available.