Details on Office 2013 Surface

By on June 17, 2010
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Codenamed Office 15, the next Office suite will feature a whole new visual design.

Didn’t Office 2010 just release? And we are already having leaks over the next version of Office – code-named Office 15, but mostly like to be called Office 2013.

Microsoft Kitchen reports that they have located a PDF file hosted on a Microsoft partner owned server, which describes details regarding the next version of Microsoft’s award winning Office suite.

Much of the research that goes into the creation of a product of the size and magnitude of Office goes unnoticed and is more or less take for granted. But just as Microsoft employees saw great room for improvement over previous versions of Office, there was much that could be improved upon in Office 2007. By the time Office 2010 was released, some Microsoft Engineers had already begun work on the next version (code-named Office 15).

Apart from what appeared to be an employee referencing the next version of Office, MS Kitchen also found a similar reference from the job profile of Adam Callens, a Microsoft employee, courtesy of LinkedIn:

Directly engaged IT Pros to understand pain points and opinions of trending technology and drove their concerns directly into our planning pillars for Office 2013.

There were other such incidents, LinkedIn profile of Josh Leon had this written on it:

“Designing the new visual & interaction experience for Office 15″

And Ben Gable’s profile which says he has:

“Designed major new feature to introduced in Office 15″

The report also notes that there are other new changes that have been mentioned across the web, such as Office Mobile 15 is in the works, that Collaboration for Office 15 will be a key point, and it should see an Improved Automation Framework.

Hit the source for extensive details: Microsoft Kitchen


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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