Office 15 Technical preview set in motion, public beta later this summer

Here’s a good news for Office users: The next generation of the Microsoft Office products, “Office 15”  is now set for Technical Preview program and Office 15 public beta may fall later this summer. Office 15 is the codename for the next generation Microsoft Office products release.

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For the first time Microsoft has share the Technical Preview within selected group of customers under non-disclosure agreements. These customers will be playing a key role in the development process by testing bits and bytes of Office 15 builds and providing feedbacks, which would be incorporated into final release.

According to the blogpost by P J Hough (CVP of Development, Microsoft Office Division), “Office 15 is the most ambitious undertaking yet for the Office Division. Office 15 will help people work, collaborate, and communicate smarter and faster than ever before. ”

With Office 15, for the first time ever, Office development team will be simultaneously updating their  cloud services, servers, and mobile and PC clients for Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Visio.

Like Windows 8 and recent GUI changes in other family product we can only guesstimate that Office 15 will come up with Metro looks too.