This will come as good news to a lot of folks who purchased Windows RT devices with Office 2013 Home and Student. With the 8.1 upgrade of the Windows RT OS later this year users will also receive Outlook 2013!
This should make the Surface RT and other Windows RT tablets much more useful for professionals who need to be in touch with their email anywhere at anytime. The Outlook 2013 addition will also make the Windows RT tablets much more appealing for those looking for a “bring your own device” option for work.
NBC News has a brief article speaking about this announcement which was made at the Commputex show in Taipei.