Microsoft Office 2013 Reaches the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) Milestone

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ofc-brand_v_rgbLast week was a busy week for the company.  Our Office division reached the release to manufacturing milestone for a large and impressive array of client, server and cloud based products and services. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. For those of you with MSDN and TechNet subscriptions, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the download.

For more information, see the Office New blog post at

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  • Hi,

    I'm currently running Office 2010 Professional (x86) side-by-side with Office 365 ProPlus Preview (x86).  I just downloaded Office 2013 Professional Plus RTM (x86) from my TechNet subscription.  Before attempting to install, I spent several hours searching the Internet for answers to some questions but could not find the information I seek.  Would you please answer the following:

    1.  Will Office 2013 Professional Plus RTM install and run side-by-side with my existing installation of Office 2010?

    2.  Must I uninstall Office 365 ProPlus Preview before I attempt to install Office 2013 Professional Plus RTM?  If so, what are the steps to completely uninstall the "preview" version so that I don't disturb my existing installation of Office 2010?

    3.  Is there anything else I need to know about installing and running Office 2013 Professional Plus RTM side-by-side with Office 2010?

    Thank you,