‘Blue’ ver­sion of Of­fice co­de­named ‘gemini’

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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.

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