There are also many reports claiming that Office 15 will not run on Windows XP & Windows Vista.
The next version of Microsoft’s productivity suite, Office 15, is expected to be shown off at an event in San Francisco, reports PCWorld. It is unclear whether a public beta will be available, or whether later in the summer. The technical preview of the latest version of Office has been available to a select group of users since January.
There are also many reports claiming that Office 15 will not run on Windows XP & Windows Vista. This leaves only Windows 7 & the upcoming Windows 8 to support the newest productivity suite. In addition to that, there are speculations that Microsoft will bring out Office for the iPad, with native support for Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
There has been no confirmation on Microsoft’s side as to whether the suite will be offered as a touch-only Metro version on Windows 8. The only versions that have appeared on the web are the desktop UI ones. The version for the ARM slates, Office 15 for Windows RT, is also being built by Microsoft.
According to the online leaks, Office 15 will have a predominant look like Windows 8 & Windows Phone (the Metro look). Integration with cloud services like SkyDrive, Hotmail, Facebook will also be featured. The vice president of development for Office, PJ Hough, said in January that office 15 is to be “the most ambitious undertaking yet for the Office Division.”