The preview release of Office 15 is available now

Microsoft unveiled the next version of its office suite. No release date is announced, but you can already download the beta.

Office 15

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, announced Office 15, the next version of office suite the world’s most popular, since it has no less than a billion users. Fully adapted to the touch pads, providing maximum interactions with stakeholders, Office 15 is also open to extensions, with a new Office Store from which you download applets for web services to integrate Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and its ilk. Other new features, there is an even more streamlined interface and, on the online version of Office 365, a portal to monitor sharing of documents is furiously thinking about Facebook.

Usable after a few seconds

We do not yet know the final date of product launch, or if it will work on other mobile platforms as Windows 8. We know however that it will be possible to install from the Internet, or by downloading the full version on up to five devices per user, or beyond, uploading versions on demand, which only work on time of use. “This on-demand is unique in that it functions as a streaming video. Within seconds, the product is used with the basic features and functions of the rest downloads in the background while one is already starting to work , “said Ariane Gorin, director of the Division Office at Microsoft. Finally, Office 15 will be used online, as web applications, without having to install anything either locally.

A preview of Office 15 is available for download, and Microsoft has released a video showing an overview of the main functions.