Microsoft is expected to release its Office for Android tablet offering soon, possibly in early November 2014, my contacts are saying. The company also is expected to disclose timing and possibly a public preview of its next Office for Mac release very soon, as well. Alleged screen shots of the next Office for Mac's Outlook client leaked earlier this week. The latest rumored release target for the next Office for Mac is early 2015.
We recently reported on a leak that revealed what Microsoft has planned for the new software. Check out the leaked presentation here.
Microsoft's Ignite conference takes place in May 2015, it's thought that perhaps Ignite could be the launch event, with availability of the Office 16 client and server apps coming soon after.
ZDNet notes that, "Microsoft's Office team is simultaneously working on new Office versions for a variety of operating systems while continuing to update the core Office code base. The Office team is sharing more and more core code to help it better develop, update and maintain all the different versions of Office."
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