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New version of Microsoft Office in 2009

Did you think that you were finally done deciding whether to install Office 2003 SP3 or upgrading to Office 2007? Well, the latest news is that the next version of Microsoft Office is slated for release in the fall of 2009. In fact, a test release could also be coming as early as next year.

Did you think that you were finally done deciding whether to install Office 2003 SP3 or upgrading to Office 2007?

Well, the latest news is that the next version of Microsoft Office is slated for release in the fall of 2009. In fact, a test release could also be coming as early as next year.

It must be cautioned that this information is not official -- yet. However, InformationWeek deduced this news based on the Web site of a recent Microsoft acquisition called Stratature:
According to the document, Microsoft will release Office 14 with Bulldog [Code name for Stratature's product]. A blog by Microsoft's Patrick Guimonet, an IT Pro Evangelist in France, notes that test releases of Bulldog will also "align" with those of Office 14.
The Bulldog roadmap states that an early, limited technology preview of Bulldog - and thus Office - is due in February 2008, with a more formal program due by the middle of the year, followed by a community technology preview by the fall of 2008 and the general release of Bulldog and Office a year later.

Obviously, Microsoft is keeping mum. Says a spokesman:

We've got nothing to announce at this point, we're focused on Office 2007 and the momentum we're seeing around it at the moment

Let's say that you just switched to Office 2007. Will you consider upgrading to Office 2009 when it is released?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

13 comments
rupesh1285
rupesh1285

this is a new verasion of ms office is 2010

TechExec2
TechExec2

. Outstanding! Microsoft Office 2009 is yet ANOTHER version of MS Office that I will look forward to not buying, in 2010 or 2011 when it actually arrives! :^0 :^0 :^0 P.S. OpenOffice is my office suite now...

AnswerMan
AnswerMan

Wouldn't you think they'd know by now NOT to put the YEAR IN THE TITLE of the software? I mean they could actually release Office 2009 in the year of 2009, but it would just be a shrink-wrapped empty box.... heheh.

paulmah
paulmah

Will you consider upgrading to Office 2009 when it is released?

andre.jordaan
andre.jordaan

Defnitly I am a person that thrive on new technology . I Love see what improvement have been made and as well wereb i can implement it in our organization after thoroughly testing it

AnswerMan
AnswerMan

I just posted in another thread about the Office 2007 differences, and what that does to us techies, in terms of retraining the monkeys, and having to re-learn where everything is, because now they have taken the last little bit of logic that was hanging on in their Microsoft brain, and pissed that away as well. Now to "insert" stuff.. it's not on the "insert" menu.... Oh no.. it's on the "home" menu..... why of course... I should've known that..... WTF... And now.... now we are going to deploy ANOTHER version of Office? People I work for and customers I service are still running Office 2000 Premium, and will be until hell freezes over. If they are going to have to relearn everything one day anyway, they might as well wait until the last possible moment. Microsoft is just astounding....

GSG
GSG

I have the same thoughts on this. I tried Office 2007, and not only did I have to rebuild my workstation, but the menus were the most bass-akwards things I've ever seen. No logic to them, and things just randomly jumbled on that toolbar. Excuse me, "ribbon". Maybe Office 2009 will give us our old, ugly, functional toolbars back. Maybe if I click my heels together three times, I'll get them back. ::I wish I wish I wish:: Edited to add: They will have to pry Office 2003 out of my cold dead hands as I will fight to the death to NOT have to use Office 2007.

matt
matt

For technicians that seem to do alot of complaining... you dont seem to be doing alot of fixing. Ribion is not your only option for office 2007. You can have 2003 interface(preetyer version of the 2000 one for oldies)with Office 2007. You cna have the extra 2007 features, but with the old interface.... Amazing no? Please look at the solution instead of bagging out software.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

We have never felt a reason to keep up with the latest releases. We went from 97 to 03, skipping 2000 and XP. We're discussing 07, but we only have a couple of testers running it. If more information about 09 comes out, we may skip 07 and wait.

dpcacker
dpcacker

Personally, I would be inclined to utilize a stable version of Office 2007 on the XP operating system for a while. Based on Microsoft's track record, I just would not feel comfortable taking that perverbial 'leap of faith' and jump onto the Office 2009 bandwagon on release day. That is the same reason I, too, am still on Windows XP, and am very reluctant to jump on the Vista train. Call me skeptical, but I have been burned by premature releases in the past.

vmarroyo72
vmarroyo72

personally system for microsofts