There is no debate necessary, your new Modern Office 2013 is ready.
The majority of documents used in education are Microsoft Office documents. Students use Word to write papers to upload to their LMS. Professors produce PowerPoint presentations for podcasts. Elementary students learn science and statistics using Excel spreadsheets. Teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities with insightful data and reports in SharePoint. Without debate, Microsoft Office is an important asset in improving education productivity.
Today, Microsoft Office 2013 has been signed off for Release to Manufacturing. This important milestone means that academic institutions with volume licensing will be able to download, evaluate, deploy, and begin teaching and learning with Office 2013 in Mid-November.
Office 2013 will be available everywhere after January 2013. In the interim, you can download the Office 2013 Consumer Preview here.
Learn more about Office 2013 RTM on the Official Office Blog.