Is Office 15 Coming on Monday?
USA Today is reporting that Office 15 will be announced on Monday. Read on for details.
USA Today is reporting that Office 15 will be announced on Monday. Here is the relevant part of the story:
Microsoft plans Monday to unveil software features crafted to jazz up Office 15, the next big upgrade of its ubiquitous suite of office-productivity programs, industry sources say.
Much is at stake. Microsoft’s core engine of profit — selling licenses for Windows systems packaged with the Office suite that includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint — is under intense pressure as competitors roll out products aimed at taking away market share.
Office 15 is scheduled to be available early next year, bristling with hooks into Windows 8, the latest upgrade of Microsoft’s operating system software, which will be generally available in October, according to several sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans. They declined to speak on the record because they were not authorized to discuss details. Microsoft declined to comment.
We are expecting to see a beta of Office 15 this summer, so this scans, but we’ll have to wait and see if it gets announced. I am curious to download the beta and try it out on Windows 8, so as soon as we know something definitive, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, hit up the whole story at USA Today.