New Office rumoured for next week....

kemical

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Various sites are running the story shown below:

Earlier this month, Microsoft showed a rare live public demo of the Windows RT version of Office 2013 at its TechEd conference in Orlando. Unlike Windows 8, which has now seen three pre-release versions available for the public to download and use, it has yet to offer any public pre-release versions of Office 2013 (it has released what it called a "Technical Preview" of Office 2013 to select developers and partners in January).

Today, the Dutch-based website bouweenpc.nl claims, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft has completed the first public beta build of Office 2013 and that the public beta of the next version in Microsoft's popular productivity software suite should be released sometime next week.

So far, Microsoft has referred to Office 2013 under its code name of "Office 15" when discussing the software in public. Microsoft has revealed that it will include a version of Office 2013 on all Windows RT devices, including its own Microsoft Surface tablet. The regular Windows version of Office 2013 may not be released in its final form until the first quarter of 2013, a few months behind the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Thanks to T. Hochstenbach for the tip
Reference:
Public Release Date of MS Office 2013 Beta Rumored to be During Next Week
 


Trouble

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Looking forward to getting my hands on it ASAP.
Supposedly the new office release will contain a version of Microsoft Word with native support for PDF editing.
That might prove interesting, as I wasn't sure what a new version of their office suite my contain to attract new or upgrade users.
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#3
I ahve also herd that, i hope it's something better...
 


#4
Guess, could call it a rumour but, it IS coming. We expect to start testing the Beta sometime later this summer.

Cheers,
Drew
 


kemical

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Looking forward to getting my hands on it ASAP.
Me too... Hopefully the rumours are correct and it does appear sometime next week.
 


Mitchell_A

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I'll be interested to see the interface of this. A version leaked some time ago was completely metro inspired. I believe it was code named Moora or something. I'm thinking it will end up similar to Office 2010 with some graphical changes.
 


kemical

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The news is not good....

Last week rumors hit the Internet that Microsoft had completed the first public beta build of Office 2013 and that the public beta of the next version in Microsoft's popular productivity software suite should be released sometime this week. Now that same web site that first reported those rumors now claims that release time table has been delayed.
Reference:

Microsoft Office 2013 beta now pushed back to later in July? - Neowin
 


#8
Best to take info from Microsoft, rather than 'rumour mills'.

Drew
 


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