Microsoft is now referring to the next version of its desktop office suite, code-named "Office 12," as "Office 2007." Microsoft watcher Steven Bink is reporting that Microsoft officials used the Office 2007 name at IT Forum.
He also points to an Office Online page that uses the same terminology. Microsoft officials have held fast to the company line that Office 12 will ship towards the end of calendar 2006. But one member of the Office family, Exchange 12, already is on its way to becoming a 2007 deliverable. Will Office 12 slip into 2007? We'll keep you posted.