Microsoft Office 15.0.2703.1000 920mb
As we reported earlier, Microsoft Office 2012 compilation already reached Milestone 2. Microsoft Office Build 15.0.2703.1000 is leaked and looking at the User Interface in screenshot, it looks quite impressive.
The new Microsoft Office 15.0.2703.1000 comes with dynamic application interface. According to the site Winreview.ru, who had access to the build 15.0.2703.1000, It no more supports Aero and uses Metro UI which was used in Media Center and showcased a full version in the Zune products.
Microsoft Office 2012 15 icons
The leaked build still says Office 15 (Mondo refers to the edition)
Office 15 will be here next year. And, what's more, it'll be getting the Windows 8 look.
There will also possibly be a Windows 8 authoring tool as well as HTML add-ins too.
So what are we expecting to see in Office 15i
What will Office 15 be calledi
Microsoft's PR team refers to "Wave 15" without giving any details (like "Wave 15 is currently under development, but we have nothing further to share at this time"). Several Microsoft job adverts and LinkedIn profiles for Microsoft employees use the name Office 15, and the Access team has referred to Access 15 - but Office 15 is unlikely to be the final name (Office 2010 had the Office 14 codename).
Although a discussion about SharePoint by what appears to be a Microsoft employee refers to Office 2013, the name is almost certainly going to be Office 2012. As usual, we're expecting multiple Office 2012 versions from starter to home and small business versions as well as a full Office 2012 enterprise edition, with different combinations of apps.
When is the Office 2012 release datei
A job advert for Office Mobile testing in October 2010 referred to "Office 15 and Windows Phone 8 planning phase just getting under way", rumours in March suggested the code had already reached Milestone 2 and what looks like a legitimate build leaked in May. The Office division takes two to three years to put out a new version and we saw the beta of Office 2010 in February 2010 followed by RTM in May.
Microsoft names products by the year after the financial year they come out in (so they don't look out of date immediately), but Microsoft's financial year ends in July - so anything that releases to manufacturing after July 2012 would have 2013 in the name. Office 2012 beta will probably show up early in the year again, with final code by the middle of 2012 and the actual Office 2012 release date would be before late summer.
Office 2012 features
"Office 15 is shaping up to be one of the most feature packed and exciting releases," says a Microsoft job advert. There's obviously noting official on the Office 2012 features at this stage but there are some hints, like Office president Kurt delBene saying at the Worldwide Partner Conference "We want to remain the leaders in productivity on the desktop. We need to push forward in new scenarios that we had not delivered before."