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Ballmer Says No Office 14 Until 2010

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Ballmer Says No Office 14 Until 2010

While Windows 7 looks to be full steam ahead for a Q3/4 launch you'll be waiting far longer for the next generation of Microsoft Office...

None other than big cheese and shouty chair tosser Steve Ballmer was behind the news speaking at a Strategic Update to Wall Street analysts yesterday.

"Office 14 will not be this year," he stated leaving little room for ambiguity.

Unlike Windows 7, Microsoft hadn't publicly committed to a release timeframe for Office 14 until now though some more optimistic reports did suggest the two may debut simultaneously in the same manner as Vista and Office 2007. Much like Windows 7 however the next generation productivity suite is currently in beta testing but remains limited to select customers and deemed only at the alpha stage. Office 14 images leaked last month.

Of course some will be asking whether this move with have a knock on effect for Windows 7 and see it also slide to 2010. Personally however I'd argue the opposite with the more relaxed Office 14 timeframe allowing it to focus even more clearly on pushing 7 out on time and in good shape.

At least that's the theory...

Link:

via ZDNet US

GoldenGuy

February 25, 2009, 6:57 pm

Did he conclude by declaring, Becauth I thaid tho! Bring me cake."





There's really no need for the word 'chair' in that review.

Gordon394

February 25, 2009, 7:18 pm

Do a search for 'Steve Ballmer' + 'chair' and all will be explained ;)

GoldenGuy

February 25, 2009, 7:31 pm

No, I know the incident you're referring to - it's more an observation on what a uncontrollable troglodyte he is, not an actual correction.

Ed

February 25, 2009, 7:35 pm

I see what you did there. ;)

Gordon394

February 25, 2009, 7:58 pm

@GoldenGuy - fair play and, erm... I couldn't possibly comment!

Cub

February 26, 2009, 4:41 pm

I've read in two sources over the past few day, that Windows 7 is confirmed (as confirmed as a Microsoft release date can be) for the first few months of 2010... Is this phooey?

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