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Microsoft won't launch the next generation version of its Office client and server software for Windows until the second half of 2015, according to statements made by Julia White, the company's general manager of Office 365 marketing, at TechEd Europe earlier today.

White's comments contradicts earlier rumors that Microsoft was planning a spring 2015 release of the next version of Office on Windows, which currently has the internal code name "Office 16". Recent unconfirmed reports claimed that a public preview of Office 16 could be released any day.

Today also brought word that Microsoft could launch full versions of Office clients for Android sometime in early November and that touch-friendly versions of Office for the Modern UI versions of Windows could still be released in the spring of 2015.

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Source: ZDNet