When's the next version of Office coming out?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Ultra Male, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    When will this crappy Office 2013 gonna get replaced with a decent Office like 2010? One that doesn't install SkyDrive even though you have selected in the options not to install it, you still find 4 startup entries for SkyDrive that conflict with OneDrive if you check the system log


    what is it gonna be named and when's the date?
     
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  2. Vico

    Vico MDL Junior Member

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    Its going to get worse...
     
  3. leekc

    leekc MDL Novice

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    I'm still using MS Office 2010
     
  4. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    A new version of Office will come probably next year, and it will be called ''Office 2015''.
     
  5. EFA11

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    probably a safe guess.
     
  6. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    Next version of Microsoft Office will be released in 3rd quarter of 2015 and will be called Office 2016.
    Office 2000 - released June 1999
    Office 2003 - released November 2003
    Office 2007 - released January 2007
    Office 2010 - released June 2010
    Office 2013 - released October 2012
    There is a method to their particular madness!
     
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  7. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Well I wonder how it will handle activation.

    We know Office 2013 as of 8 hooked right into the OS.

    So if Office 2016 did this, it would be broken fresh out of the box until Windows 9 (which I expect will break all KMS solutions once again).

    Then that leaves Windows 7. Office 2013 on that uses the oldest KMS, V4 via OSPPSVC.

    They could decide to OSPPSVC all OS except 9 so they could retroactively graft the next KMS into older OS (because they can code all the newer KMS stuff into OSPPSVC, which they could have done with Office 2013, at least have coded KMS V5 into it as KMS V6 wasn't RTM when Office 2013 was out).

    I never felt it was a good idea for them to tie to the OS unless they could and still use the newer KMS for Office as they are made, because you end up handing the thing over to older OS users.
     
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  8. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Not really.
    If so then 2003 should have been 2004 and 2010 should be 2011 (like MAC 2011)
     
  9. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    I guess it might be called OFFICE 16 since M$'s got a new CEO....:clap:
     
  10. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    If he also fails then expect OFFICE 17 :weeping:
     
  11. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Whenever it does, I wish it does two things for me:
    1. make the ribbon more friendly to the eye like office 2007/10
    2. bring back option of show all windows in the taskbar
     
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  12. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Yes. Office 2013 is downright painful to look at.

    I forget what it is I was trying to do one day, wondering why I could not click an OK button. Eventually I found a text field that required input before the button would activate. It took a long time to find because it was a white box with a white border on a white background.

    I thought Office was designed for humans, not dogs. Somebody forgot that most of us can see colors.
     
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  13. Wazoo

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  14. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    #14 acyuta, Aug 26, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
    Just my opinion but I think that over the last few cycles of office and windows, what is implemented in office is replicated in windows, and vice versa. For example, the round orb of office 2007 in windows 7. Then MS went for a flatter look in windows 8/8.1 which I frankly like over windows 7. But for me they have botched up the flat look completely in office 2013. The icons are too big and with the same icons on taskbar, it is 50% of horizontal screen on office 2010 but more than 75-80% in office 2013. Find it difficult to hunt. I usually put many frequently used icons on the taskbar and in office 2007/2010, I could easily recognise what they meant without hovering the mouse. Not so in office 2013. Icons in general and icons in taskbar are more blurry or whatever, but they are not easy on the eye or the brain.

    For these and other reasons, I use office 2010 as my default though I have a office 2013 licence too. The only thing that I found good for me in office 2013 is importing pdf and seeing that office 2013 does a good job of preserving formating/tables.

    Come to think of it: which company will go stubbornly designing stuff that makes it difficult. I am stuck with office 2010 for best productivity. I am fine with 8/8.1 but not many are not. Perhaps the internet/media caught on windows 8 goof-ups and forgot to highlight problems that people may face in office 2013 visual look. That could imply that office 2015-16 could be worse of the same.
     
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