"Welcome to Office 15" video hits the web

 

Information about Office 15 has been slowly surfacing over the past few weeks which has revealed new features coming to the platform. Today, a new video has been posted that is titled “Welcome to Office 15” on WithinWindows.com that shows a small glimpse in to the next iteration of Office.

The overarching theme of the video is that your content will be everywhere at anytime (think SkyDrive). The video highlights working on documents on multiple devices at any point in time with the narrator kicking off the video by saying, “It goes, wherever you go”.

The video is consistent with the Metro theme that Microsoft has been rolling out across all of its devices, an obvious hint that Office 15 will take some flavor from the design language. Other than that, not much else is shown but it does give us hope that Office 15 should be here sooner, rather than later.

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Still totally unclear about syncing docs between pc's and cloud. When will it be seamless because I don't see it on Win 8 P yet. The Mesh confusion doesn't count.

So Microsoft is finally sticking with the "version number" name on Office now, too. I guess "Office 2013" was scary sounding.

lunarworks said,
So Microsoft is finally sticking with the "version number" name on Office now, too. I guess "Office 2013" was scary sounding.

And MS hate using the number 13 in product names :L

UndergroundWire said,

Where did you read that?


Isn't it public knowledge? Microsoft skipped Office 13: They went from Office 2007 (v12) directly to Office 2010 (v14).

Retarded superstition.

UndergroundWire said,

Where did you read that?

Office v14 was a jump from v12 - they just left out the unlucky thirteen... as I hear this is a pretty common thing in usa but of course can't be sure

Morden said,

I hear this is a pretty common thing in usa but of course can't be sure

Yes, we have a LOT of ignorant, superstitious fools in this country, unfortunately.

.Neo said,

Retarded superstition.

I agree, but otherwise people would be claiming they need to have respect for everyone etc.

.Neo said,

Isn't it public knowledge? Microsoft skipped Office 13: They went from Office 2007 (v12) directly to Office 2010 (v14).

Retarded superstition.

Never paid attention to the version number but wow you are right. That is just stupid. But then again, it is only a number.

Morden said,

Office v14 was a jump from v12 - they just left out the unlucky thirteen... as I hear this is a pretty common thing in usa but of course can't be sure

Very common with buildings. There are no 13th Floor in most of the older NYC buildings. My brothers Condo does it. I say whoever lives on the 14th Floor technically still lives 13 stories up. Silly.

Morden said,

Office v14 was a jump from v12 - they just left out the unlucky thirteen... as I hear this is a pretty common thing in usa but of course can't be sure


It is pretty common. Many tall buildings don't have a 13th floor.

UndergroundWire said,

Very common with buildings. There are no 13th Floor in most of the older NYC buildings. My brothers Condo does it. I say whoever lives on the 14th Floor technically still lives 13 stories up. Silly.

Then explain most casinos also lacking a thirteenth floor (even those considerably taller). I usually stay in the Atlantic City Hilton (now the Atlantic Club) when I feel the need to mix slots and sun and surf, and it's a thirty-story tower - however, it has a 31st floor, but no thirteenth. None of the hotel-casinos in Las Vegas has a thirteenth floor, either (and they are considerably taller than their AC counterparts). Lots of triskedelophobes in building construction in general. (None of the WTC towers had a thirteenth floor - and neither does Freedom Tower, which will replace them.)

UndergroundWire said,

Very common with buildings. There are no 13th Floor in most of the older NYC buildings. My brothers Condo does it. I say whoever lives on the 14th Floor technically still lives 13 stories up. Silly.

I know i'm a troll but if ever invited to someone superstitious living in an apartment like this I simpy MUST arrive with a broken mirror, a ladder, some salt and a black cat

PGHammer said,

Then explain most casinos also lacking a thirteenth floor (even those considerably taller). I usually stay in the Atlantic City Hilton (now the Atlantic Club) when I feel the need to mix slots and sun and surf, and it's a thirty-story tower - however, it has a 31st floor, but no thirteenth. None of the hotel-casinos in Las Vegas has a thirteenth floor, either (and they are considerably taller than their AC counterparts). Lots of triskedelophobes in building construction in general. (None of the WTC towers had a thirteenth floor - and neither does Freedom Tower, which will replace them.)

It comes down to superstition. When you are gambling, then you don't want a 13 (I guess). As for the freedom tower, I haven't seen the internal plans on it yet. I'll ask my co-worker about that though since he happens to be one of the engineers involved with this project.

Morden said,

I know i'm a troll but if ever invited to someone superstitious living in an apartment like this I simpy MUST arrive with a broken mirror, a ladder, some salt and a black cat


LMAO

Tighter cloud integration is a given at this point but it's still a plus to see MS finally make skydrive the core of all this extra functionality going in. Not everyone has a sharepoint or Office 365 service to use.

GP007 said,
Not everyone has a sharepoint or Office 365 service to use.

Agreed. It's nice to point out that you can easily backup your files with that integration.

Edited by briangw, Apr 16 2012, 8:55pm :

funkydude said,
The fact that it sounds like a child is voicing over it makes me think fan made.

Sounds like a 26 year old woman to me.
Being a veteran of call center work, I feel equipped to comment.

Metro is great as a launcher for "big" apps (I can't find the right words to explain what I mean by "BIG").

In essence, I launch Office 201X and it will present me with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc... That is great. But when everything looks like that, it just looks ugly. That's my personal opinion.

Zune was the first to do this on a small scale. it looked good. No reason to base the OS out of it. It is my opinion they are dumbing down an OS for no reason.

UndergroundWire said,
Metro is great as a launcher for "big" apps (I can't find the right words to explain what I mean by "BIG").

In essence, I launch Office 201X and it will present me with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc... That is great. But when everything looks like that, it just looks ugly. That's my personal opinion.

Zune was the first to do this on a small scale. it looked good. No reason to base the OS out of it. It is my opinion they are dumbing down an OS for no reason.

Ok. Now get used to it

UndergroundWire said,
Metro is great as a launcher for "big" apps (I can't find the right words to explain what I mean by "BIG").

In essence, I launch Office 201X and it will present me with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc... That is great. But when everything looks like that, it just looks ugly. That's my personal opinion.

Zune was the first to do this on a small scale. it looked good. No reason to base the OS out of it. It is my opinion they are dumbing down an OS for no reason.


Enough. Just, enough.

billyea said,
This article isn't focused on Metro, how did you manage to talk about Metro?

I know how to read. Sorry you missed that IN THE ARTICLE.

The video is consistent with the Metro theme that Microsoft has been rolling out across all of its devices, an obvious hint that Office 15 will take some flavor from the design language.

nitins60 said,

Ok. Now get used to it

Nah, the beauty is I don't have to for all of their products. I'm skipping Windows 8. I don't use Windows Phone. I only use the Xbox for Netflix, Vudu, Hulu and HBO Go. So I only have to see it there. Which isn't a big deal. It looks rather nice on a bigger screen.

Strange video, reminded me of the british gas advert lol.
Looking forward to all the integrated cloud features tho. Works quite well on Wp7 but could be better,

Edited by the better twin, Apr 16 2012, 3:21pm :