ZD Net's Mary Jo Foley writes Microsoft is still working on Metro-style versions of Office and that these applications won't be out until 2014. A preview of these apps was given at today's keynote at the BUILD conference in San Francisco.
Microsoft officials are showing off a quick sneak peek of one of the coming "Metro-Style" Office applications today, during the opening keynote of its Build 2013 developer conference.
During the June 26 keynote, Microsoft officials will show an alpha version of the Windows Store version of PowerPoint as a way to demonstrate that developers can build powerful "Metro-Style"/Windows Store business applications. The Metro versions of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote are codenamed "Gemini," as I've blogged previously.
A Microsoft spokesperson told me this week that the new Gemini apps will be available in the Windows Store in 2014. The word is that delivering these Gemini apps next year has always been the Office team's "plan of record."