USA Today reported yesterday that Microsoft may unveil Office 2013 (aka Office 15) beta in a news conference to be held in San Francisco on Monday (on July 16, 2012). The newspaper said that the news is supported by unnamed industry sources. The report also claimed that the final version of the Office suite will be available from May 2013.
Microsoft declined to comment on the possible dates for the beta release or the final release. The software giant has been very secretive about Office 2013 so far. But, earlier the company promised a beta release this summer. That means, the latest speculation may prove to be correct on Monday.
Industry sources are, however, not confident about the compatibility of the new Office suite in different platforms. Some says, the new suite will run exclusively on Windows 8.Others believe that Office 2013 will run on new platforms including Surface tablets and Apple iPad as well as older platforms. The latter group seems to be more realistic.
A lot of talk is also going on about new features of the omnipresent Office suite. The most talked about feature is the support for PDF editing in Office 2013.
Whatever the cases would be, the July 16 news conference will surely at center stage of tech talk for the next couple of days.
Source: USA Today
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