First Microsoft Office 15 screenshots begin to leak

By Tom Warren, on 13th Mar 11 7:08 pm with 5 Comments

Office 15 commands tab

Microsoft’s next-generation Office, codenamed 15, is still in the Milestone phase and screenshots have now leaked.

It was recently revealed that Office 15 had reached the Milestone 2 phase of development. Office 15 screenshots began to appear over the weekend thanks to Alican Dokmen (@sp3ciali5t). Little is known about the new features included in Office 15 but WinRumors understands Microsoft is planning an improved meeting system and OWA enhancements for the next generation of Office. The company is seeking to employ an Outlook software development engineer at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington. “We are now going to take OWA to the next level and build the next generation clients for desktop and the latest mobile and slate devices,” said a recent the job listing. “The next generation client will include world class messaging, contacts, calendaring and social collaboration for both enterprise and cloud, and will use the latest in web technology.”

Office 15 about screen

ZDNets’ Mary Jo Foley recently attended a day-long “Future of Productivity” event for press and analysts on January 28. Microsoft Business Division President Kurt DelBene spent a brief period speaking about Offfice 15, the next generation of Microsoft Office. “We don’t think we’ve covered all the bases,” said DelBene.”We’re always looking for what new productivity experiences” customers want.” DelBene said that “new applications will join the Office family as a result.”

Foley speculates that a new “meeting” application may be on the short list for Office 15. DelBene said “We have a major investment around making meetings great.” He noted that Microsoft has done work on every phase of meetings — from Outlook invitations, to notetaking (with OneNote), to broadcasting (with some of the new features in PowerPoint 2010). “I could see those pieced together over time,” DelBene told attendees of the Future of Productivity event.

Microsoft is believed to be readying Office 15 for the 2012 time-frame.

Update: A video has also leaked of some new effects in Office 15

  • http://www.tecrux.com/ Asad

    I haven’t seen much improvement in MS office product after office 2007.Let’s hope that this one provide more features.

    • http://twitter.com/zeduffman what

      What more features could you possibly need?!

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Office 2010 is enough… and this won’t come out in 2012 but 2013 if the world doesn’t end

  • lumpy6

    don’t think this has been posted anywhere, it isn’t my video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG-5RMVkMV0&feature=feedu

    • http://twitter.com/hb860 HappyBulldozer

      this is my video. from my review on Winreview.ru