Microsoft may release Office 2013 public preview today

Ballmer, top Office exec will kick off WPC with keynote at 9 a.m. ET

By , Computerworld |  Software, Microsoft, Microsoft Office

One thing is different this cycle: Microsoft has kept a much tighter lid on Office 2013 than it did for its
predecessor. Office 2010 leaked numerous times to online file-sharing websites, including the July 2009
technical preview
, which appeared on several BitTorrent tracking sites the day before Microsoft's
announcement.

Microsoft will ship at least one version of Office 2013 this year: The edition that runs on Windows RT.
Microsoft is including Office 2013 RT with the operating system, which the company has said will power new devices,
including its own
Surface 10.6-in. tablet
. Those devices are, like Windows 8, expected to hit shelves before the end of the year,
probably in October or November.

The WPC will have keynotes throughout the week, including today's featuring Ballmer and DelBene, and will be
webcast from the conference website. Monday's keynote runs from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. ET.

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