Office 15 hits technical preview ahead of summer beta
Microsoft has unveiled the technical preview of the next version of its Office suite, but the early release is only being handed to selected partners.
Office 15, as the release is currently codenamed, will be the successor to Office 2010.
Microsoft unveiled very little about its next-generation productivity suite, with no details about new features or whether there will be an edition that runs on ARM-based Windows 8 devices.
“At this early point in our development cycle, I’m not able to share too much about Office 15, but I can tell you Office 15 is the most ambitious undertaking yet for the Office Division,” said PJ Hough, vice-president of development for the Office division, in post on the Microsoft blog.
“With Office 15, for the first time ever, we will simultaneously update our cloud services, servers, and mobile and PC clients for Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Visio,” he added. “Quite simply, Office 15 will help people work, collaborate, and communicate smarter and faster than ever before.”
Hough said that the Technical Preview programme is full, adding participating customers are under a non-disclosure agreement. Everyone else will have to wait until the public beta in summer for more details. The official release of Office 2010 arrived six months after its beta.