As interesting as what’s in the next version of Microsoft’s Office are Microsoft’s distribution plans for getting its coming productivity software and services in the hands of more potential users. Reports are circulating that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will take the public wraps off Microsoft’s next version of its Office suite and services, known collectively as the Office 15 wave, on July 16. While select testers have had their hands on private builds of these products for several months, there’s been little concrete information on when and how Microsoft plans to make final versions available of Office 2013 (the expected final name of the Office 15 client); the complementary Exchange, SharePoint and Lync servers; and Office 365, the Microsoft-hosted cloud version of these servers. Read the full story at ZDNet.
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Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.