posted 06 Aug 2012, 22:09
Microsoft to skip "unlucky" Office 13
Microsoft is showing a just a touch of Triskaidekaphobia and will skip Office 13 and instead start work straight on Office 14 now that Office 2007 is out the door.
We're sure that Microsoft's massive Office team had a few days off once Office 2007 was signed off and sent for DVD duplication, but they're now well underway shaping the next version of Office suite.
Right now it's just called Office 14 - Microsoft has long eschewed fancy codenames for the Office suite, instead favouring the simpler version number of each release.
Office 2007 was officially version 12 of the suite, so next up should be Office 13, "but that's is an unlucky number so we're going to skip Office 13 and call the next one Office 14" says Jensen Harris, Group Program Manager for Microsoft's Office User Experience Team and the man behind the radical ribbon interface of Office 2007.
So Even Microsoft are supersticious