The next version of Microsoft Office still had the codename Office 14 back in January. Now Microsoft seems to have decided to stay with the release year nomenclature. The next version is called Office 2010. Arstechnica (thanks Sicarius) is hosting lots of leaked screenshots of the upcoming Technical Preview of Office 2010, which is supposed to go to testers in 2 months.
Windows 7 is coming this fall in time for the essential holiday shopping season, but as the name indicates Office 2010 is coming next year.
Office 2010 includes Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Visio 2010, and Word 2010 - no surprise here.
Why do I not feel excited about looking at the Office 2010 screenshots? I guess it is the icon blur. I am just not part of feature overload target group anymore.