‘Blue’ version of Office codenamed ‘gemini’
An addition to the list of next- generation Microsoft releases: Windows Blue, Windows Server Blue, Windows Phone Blue and Windows Services Blue, is a Blue version of Office codenamed Gemini.
According to sources, Gemini is a series of Office releases that are going to be out in the market over the next two years. The first of the series of future versions of the core product Office is expected to be released this fall. This will be aligned with Windows Blue and will include updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Office is now building its applications that run on multiple platforms rather than operating only on Windows. Moving in this direction, the Office team has developed Mac Office work, Office Web Applications that run on different operating systems and ports of apps such as Lync, iPhone/ iPad and Android.
The second series of the Gemini strategy will be the Office 365 subscription model which is a big change for Office division and Microsoft as a whole. The overall Gemini strategy will bring the Office
team back on track of delivering services and applications more frequently. More about ‘ Blue’ Microsoft has revealed more about its Blue codename for upcoming Windows technology. It also announced the next Build Conference to be held in June 2013.
In the Official Microsoft Blog, Microsoft acknowledges that they are “working on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as ‘ Blue’.” Microsoft further specified that the “chances of products being named as such are slim to none.” These plans are expected to manifest as improvements and refinements to Windows in a variety of devices, ranging from phones to tablets to servers.
In the new Windows Blue, there will be improvements across the operating system and Speech Recognition feature in Windows Phones will be upgraded as well.