Microsoft Office Enterprise 2006
10,000 customers and partners preview the most important release of Office in more than a decade.
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REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 16, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the technical beta release of the new Office system, code-named Office “12.” The technical beta is available only to nominated customers and partners worldwide and is an important step toward general availability scheduled for the second half of 2006.
Microsoft® Office “12” is designed to help improve information workers’productivity through a new results-oriented user interface, powerful graphics and diagramming engines, and advanced task and information management tools. In addition, through broader investments in enhancing business intelligence, collaboration and enterprise content management capabilities within Office “12,” there are new solutions to help customers control content, streamline business processes, collaborate across organizational boundaries and make more-informed decisions.
“Office ‘12’ will redefine the Office experience,” said Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft. “The next version of Office is the most significant release in more than 10 years and includes new technologies designed to allow information workers to drive greater business success. Now, after many years of research and development, we’re eager to put the software to the test and solicit technical feedback from select customers and partners.”
Microsoft Office “12” will expand on the benefits Office 2003 delivered nearly two years ago, but will remain an integrated set of programs, servers and services designed to empower people to get better results more quickly. It will include new functionality across the core applications, such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, Access, InfoPath®, OneNote®, Publisher, Project, Visio® and Groove Virtual Office, as well as new server-based functionality to help amplify customers’ ability to successfully manage the creation, consumption and flow of information.