by July 6, 2012 0 comments












Hiren
Mehta

Very
little verifiable information is available about the upcoming
version
of Microsoft Office (codenamed Office 15). So, the cyberspace
is
abounding with speculations and guesses. However, during the
keynote
of the first day at Microsoft Tech-Ed North America 2012 held
a few
weeks ago, (available for viewing on-demand from here

OR
alternatively,
scan
the given QR code to go to the concerned TechEd website),
attendees
did get to see a glimpse of Office 15 RT demonstrated on
Windows 8
for ARM-based systems (WOA).

It
is also heard that the starter edition will no longer be
available
for Office 15. Current customers of Office 2010’s starter
edition
wishing to upgrade to Windows 8 will continue to be able to use
the
starter edition of Office 2010 by installing an update which is
already available now. There are also unconfirmed reports of
Office
Web Apps being enhanced (for which users might be able to opt-in
shortly). The enhancements, based on currently available
information,
largely revolve around making the user interface (including the
Office logo itself) become more consistent with the UI offered
with
Metro.

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It
may be noted that Office 15 will have support for both touch as
well
as keyboard-and-mouse. As of now there are rumors that a public
beta
of Office 15 (for which a technical preview was offered to a
select
group of testers in January this year) is due anytime soon,
especially since Microsoft had estimated a summer release date
for
the same in its earlier roadmap.

So,
will you test the beta? What do you plan to do? What tasks do
you
think will become easier/harder using touch screen devices? Let
us
know!



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