Ballmer's disclosure of the delay was actually made in passing.Also interesting is that Ballmer talked about a low-cost version of Windows Server, which will be designed to run on cheap "netbook"-like hardware.
"From a strategy perspective, the next big innovation milestone is Office 14, our next Office release, which will not be this year, there's a version of Sharepoint, there's a version of Exchange, there's a new version of Office Live," Ballmer said.
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed the delay, but declined to offer further details. "We can confirm, as Steve Ballmer shared this morning during his meeting with financial analysts, that the next version of Office will be available next year," she wrote in an email. "We have nothing additional to share at this point."
Microsoft: Office 14 delayed to 2010
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 25 2009 @ 20:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck