Office 15 is going to be the latest edition of Microsoft’s office productivity suite. Details about the upgraded features are not available yet and rumours are already afloat. One such rumour is that Office 15 will be able to edit Adobe PDF files.

As per Microsoft analyst Wesley Miller, the suite is going to be more touch-oriented to keep it in line with Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system. This gives us a hint that users even though will be working on a desktop version of the software will get a feeling that they are working away on a mobile or a tablet device notes The Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft is coming up with a completely revamped touch-centric operating system and it won’t be able to gain much traction if its own applications are not optimized for such a platform.

According to Gartner, 2011 saw Office take up a staggering 93{b2f8038cca59418a55fa2a773bdd1308d9b98f2083b1773270b153fdacce5890} revenue share of all office products. Microsoft, if it wants Windows 8 to strike the right chord, needs to come up with more and more touch-centric native applications with Office an ideal first choice.

  • Chirag Rao

    Very simple and easy to read article.

    Please note that ‘forth coming’ is one word ‘forthcoming’.

    Hope to read much more from you, Ravi.

  • Ravi

    Thanks Chirag. Accepted and corrected!!!