In a new blog post, Microsoft outlines the pricing for the company's upcoming Office 2013 and Office 356 productivity suite. Office 2013 Home and Student will cost consumers $139.99 while the Professional version of Office 2013 will range up to $400.
We are going to see two subscription-based Office packages, Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium. Home Premium will contain Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access for $100 a year, which allows for a househould license up to 5 PCs or Macs and "select smartphones and tablets." Small Business Premium comes with Lync and InfoPath, same details as Home Premium except the price goes up to $150 a year.
On the retail side, Office 2013 will come in three flavors, Home and Student, Home and Business, and Professional. Home and Student will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote and cost $140. Home and Business will run for $220 and comes with Outlook, while Professional includes all the above and adds Access and Publisher for $400.
Microsoft is also offering a deal where those who purchase Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 will receive a one year free subscription to Office 365 Home Premium.