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Microsoft seeks Office 14 alpha testers

'Office 2009' tests to start in November

Microsoft has announced via a blog that the next version of Office will be available for alpha testing in November or December.

Microsoft is calling for people to be part of a technology adoption programme (TAP) that will give them an early opportunity to test the monitoring and analytics components of Office PerformancePoint Server, according to Hayley Rixon, who works on the Microsoft business intelligence team.

The TAP for this product will be a part of the TAP for Office 14, the alpha test of which will begin in the "November/December timeframe this year", according to the blog posting. Office PerformancePoint Server 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 Office PerformancePoint Server TAP is August 28, according to the post.

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