Monday reveal may show iPad version
Microsoft may be set to reveal the newest version of its Office productivity software on Monday, industry sources tell USA Today. The Redmond company is said to be planning a press conference for next week that will show off Office 15, which will feature an array of new features and will likely debut sometime after this fall's Windows 8 launch.
Features taken from technical preview
Microsoft's upcoming Office 15 release has been exposed in yet another leak, shedding light on several of the new features. Sources with access to the company's technical preview have reported to The Verge details surrounding new touch-based interface navigation methods, a reading mode in Word, new chart analysis methods in Excel, and weather notifications in Outlook, among other features.
Office 15 Technical Preview shows with screens
Microsoft is close to releasing the final version of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, as it has stopped compiling beta builds of the software, The Verge learned. The final build is said to be officially signed off on this Friday and carry the 8250 designation. Windows 8 Consumer Preview will have a dedicated event at Mobile World Congress on Wednesday, with a public release likely at or near the same time. Build 8250 will have pre-installed games and apps.