We have already posted that Microsoft has started working on the office 15 Milestone 2, today our friends at the Russian site winreview.ru has posted lot of screenshots and a review of Office 15 build 15.0.2703.1000 which is also a part of Milestone 2.No major changes has been introduced in this version expect some little UI and the addition of new templates.You can check some of the screenshots here-
Microsoft has been quietly working on the next version of office codenamed as Office 15. According to Zukona (via Roberto), Microsoft has completed the Milestone 1 of Office 15 and have started working on Milestone 2.The latest build of Office 15 is 15.0.2621.1000 which belong to Milestone 2. We may expect Office 15 somewhere in 2012 or 2013 and may probably be called Microsoft Office 2012. We have already seen a screenshot of an alpha version of Office 15 which was leaked couple of months-
Earlier we have published about the Windows App Store, but according to the job post on Microsoft careers site,the Redmond based company is planning to launch an App store for Office. Here is what the Job post reads-
Job Category: Marketing
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 729302 23687
Division: Microsoft Business Division
Office Managed – Business Planning Team
Office Product Marketing Group
Office Managed represents a ~$9B business for Microsoft and is in the midst of significant change in in business. We are introducing web productivity through the web apps, facing tough competition from OpenOffice.org and Google and are shifting our business to the cloud. A significant amount of our business is sold through partners and large portions are heavily influenced by them.
As we launch Office 2010, we are beginning the process of planning for Office 15 and are looking for a Product Manager to drive Office 15 strategy for partners.
This position is responsible for the strategy and planning including identifying key scenarios that will allow partners to make money on the Office platform – across LAR’s, VAR’s, SI, ISV’s and Outsourcers. A key output includes an end-to-end business plan that informs Office Engineering and drives our business forward. Work includes defining the product value proposition, key scenarios and requires the use and understanding of tools like MOA (Market Opportunity Analysis) and a perspective of the competition to prioritize future investments. You will drive the innovation agenda that excites our partners in areas like “Office App Store”. This position will also be responsible for working across Microsoft with teams like Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Azure to ensure alignment with our business planning
You will utilize market opportunities analysis, product concept research to help drives monetization and packaging strategy for Office and collaborate with other IW Product Marketing Group (PMG) teams. You’ll also help prioritize key scenarios and defining long-term product. . This role will require conversations with PMG and Engineering about product scenarios and a good appreciation for relationships with other products. Success will require a high degree of collaboration and leadership across IW PMG planning teams, SMSG, Office Finance, IW licensing and Pricing, WWLP, MBD finance, and LCA.
Earlier our friends at The windows Club have posted some of the leaked Office 2015 screenshots which seemed to be pretty genuine. It would be interesting to see what new features are added in office 2015.