早在 7 月初，我们报道过微软曾向用户发起一个邀请测试活动，任何对下一代 Office 产品有兴趣的个人均可报名参加。
现在微软已经向参加 Office Pre-Release 反馈测试活动的报名注册者发送了首批邀请，这意味着微软即将为这些通过邀请的用户发送下一代 Office 测试版，包括 Windows 及 Windows Phone 版本，测试版将涵盖桌面，平板及手机等 Windows 平台。
以下是信件原文，大意是感谢你报名参与这项测试计划，您已经被幸运地选中，微软即将发送新的测试版 Office 软件给你，希望积极配合测试计划并反馈相关问题。
Many months ago we opened a process to allow our individual customers to indicate their interest in being considered for future Microsoft Office Pre-Release feedback programs. At this time our records indicate that you have successfully completed our nomination form and are currently in a holding pattern waiting to be considered for a program(s). If you no longer wish to be considered, you can remove your information by emailing us.
Here’s a bit of background on how the programs will work. After you complete the onboarding steps below, you will be added to our list of available participants. As features and experiences become ready for feedback, we will contact participants meeting the necessary profile with details about that program and extend an invitation to provide feedback. The programs will vary in length from a few weeks to as long as several months. As cloud services and devices become more ubiquitous in our lives, it’s an exciting new landscape ahead with endless possibilities! We look forward to exploring it with you and making the next wave of Office products the best we’ve offered to date.
下一代 Office 测试版目前尚未有更多的消息透露，预测将包含一个以触控屏为中心设计的 Office 版本（代号 Gemini）以及桌面版 Office 2015。
而最近，微软的创始人比尔盖茨也在采访中表示希望微软将重心放在 Office 上，并大力改进生产力套件。