According to a company blog, Volish minions will begin alpha testing the next version of Office in November or December.
Hayley Rixon, who works on the Microsoft business intelligence team, says that Vole is marshalling punters to be part of a technology adoption program (TAP) that will give them an early opportunity to test the monitoring and analytics components of Office Performance Point Server (OPPS).
OPPS is business performance analysis software that will be a part of the Office 14 release.
The deadline for submissions to be a part of the OPPS alpha project will be August 28, according to the post.
Vole has told the world practically nothing about Office 14, although it will probably have a lot more collaboration facilities than earlier versions.
The announcement was made in Rixon's blog, which has since disappeared from Vole's bogsight.
We hope she is ok.
Microsoft ready to alpha new Office 14
By Nick Farrell on Aug 20, 2008 4:03PM