Not sure how I missed this last week, but it appears as though Microsoft has announced its plans to release Office 2008 — I know it just turned 2007, but the folks in Redmond say that even though the box says 2008 they will give it to us in the second half of 07. Nice of them isn’t it?
Office has become one of the least used set of apps in my Dock … Word very rarely comes to life unless it absolutely has to — in other words if someone else sends me something. PowerPoint? Forget about it, Keynote is where I spend my presentation life. I do find myself in Excel more than I care to admit, but that is a major shift for me in the last year. All in all we’ll get our Universal version of Office with the nice XML format, but I’m not sure how much I’ll use it. Time will tell.
Update: If this TUAW gallery is any indication, I may find myself back in Office a bit more.