If you had hopes in snagging Microsoft Office 16 shortly, you are going to be disappointed. Microsoft has shared information denoting that the next anticipated version of Office will be released in the second half of 2015.
Julia White, General Manager of Office and Office 365 Marketing, shared information at a Tech conference in Barcelona that the company’s Office server apps would arrive in the latter half of the coming year. The company plans to release their client and server apps together, so it is safe to say the client side software is also slated for the same release period.
According to ZDNET Blogger, Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft originally planned to aim for a spring 2015 release. As of now, Microsoft is said to be testing Office 16 with a number of internal and external sources. In addition, the company does not seem to be testing its touch friendly Office apps at this time; it is expected that these features will be worked on in the spring.
Microsoft’s TechEd show, scheduled for the first week of May 2015, will feature a number of keynote speakers from the Office team, so it is believed that we may learn more information at that time.
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