Microsoft plots next Office release for '05 or '06 - Computerworld: "That would place the release date for the new product suite, referred to within Microsoft as 'Office 12,' between October 2005 and October 2006, since the last version shipped in October 2003. But Chris Capossela, vice president of Microsoft's information worker product management group, said he isn't ready to discuss any specific dates.
'What I am ready to say is Office has had a fantastic 100% track record of shipping a new version every two to three years after the prior version,' he said, 'and I think the next version will be in that time frame too.'
"It is very much more just pouring gas onto that fire of what we're doing already with Office System," Capossela said. "So if someone says, 'Hey, is there going to be an Excel server? Is there going to be a Word server? Is there going to be a Visio server?' We literally don't know yet.""