The Office 12 beta program was at least 12 months, I don’t just remember exactly. On that basis I made my prediction that we would see the O14 beta but not the RTM.
But then someone pointed out that things are a little more competitive these days and such a long beta program could allow competitors time to RTM any super whizzy new features before O14 gets releasd.
That makes sense, but is it realistic to cut the period down?
What do you think? Can/will they cut the beta period? will we see O14 in 2009?
And if so will it be called O2009 or 2010?
Do you even agree there is more competition now than 2006?