After we broke the news about Office App Store another job post regarding Office 15 have surfaced.This time it deals with the office Mobile applications.The job post states that Microsoft is working on a Platform Abstraction layer which will enable them to run office application on various mobile platforms.Also the job post clearly states that they have partnered with Nokia and are looking forward to ship Office mobile applications and services including word,PowerPoint, excel.
Job Category: Software Engineering: Test Location: United States, WA, Redmond Job ID: 733213 26865 Product: Office Division: Microsoft Business Division
Do you wish to work on the forefront of mobility? Would you like to play a part in the next wave of Office application for mobility? We are the Office Mobile Shared Services Team (OMSS). We are bringing ready-to-use Information worker solutions (that include the Office suite of apps) across billions of mobile devices as part of the Office 15 Wave. We are a team that drives the charter and thinking around mobility across MBD (the division that builds Microsoft Office), to enable mobile-aware Office applications on several leading-edge mobile platforms. The software will enhance the productivity and satisfaction of mobile information workers and support a myriad of local device services (audio, video, GPS, crypto, sync, and more) as well as a rich set of cloud-based services. As part of OMSS Platform Abstraction Layer (PAL) team we are building a Platform Abstraction layer which will abstract applications to work with various mobile platforms. Our first smartphone partner is Nokia, which has already shipped Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile on their smartphones and are looking forward to shipping Office Mobile applications and services including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint services, intranet access capabilities, enterprise device management and more! And this is just the beginning. If you are enthusiastic and passionate about testing in the mobile space, collaborating with a geographically dispersed team while clearly articulating your ideas and concerns, OMSS is the place for you! The Office Mobile Shared Services team is ramping up quickly so don’t miss your chance to be part of an exciting new venture within Office!
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 Product: Office 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.