"It seems like yesterday when Microsoft released Office 2003 and here we are, reviewing the latest release of Microsoft Office. The new Microsoft Office 12 ("Office 12" is a codename and it will be renamed just before the public release) is expected to be released to the public in late 2006. Microsoft has released the first private beta version of Office 12 to 10,000 customers and partners for testing and bug detecting. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Office 12 beta version to see what has changed from previous Office versions. Overall, there has not been many changes to features and the way Office works, but there has been huge changes to the interface and layout of many of the Office 12 applications."