Microsoft already beginning to plan Office 15

Microsoft's upcoming, and long awaited, update to its popular Office software suite has yet to be released, though that hasn't stopped the company from planning ahead. Office 2010 is scheduled to be available sometime next year, but the Redmond company has said it's already planning Office 15.

The hints to Office 15 come from an entry on the Access Team Blog, relating to Access 15 and SQL Server. As Greg Lindhorst, guest writer on the blog, posted, "As Office 2010 nears shipping, we are starting to plan Office 15. One area that we are considering improving is our SQL Server support. Based on what I've heard from the community, that would be most welcome. Note that we are very early in planning, and considering many possible areas of investment, I unfortunately can't commit to any actual improvements at this time." Not much so far, but it shows how far a company (Microsoft, in this case) plans ahead on such an important piece of software, such as Office.

Office 2010 is still in beta, publicly available, in preparation for the release next year. What would you like to see in Office 15 that didn't quite make it into the 2010 version?

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