A leaked Microsoft product roadmap has hit the Internet, offering a glimpse of the company’s plans for a few noteworthy products: Internet Explorer 10 is scheduled to arrive in mid-2012, along with a beta of Office 15. The final version of Office is being planned for an early 2013 debut. Windows Phone, of course, is also mentioned in the doc, but there doesn’t seem to be any concrete info about it. Apparently “future investments” (whatever that means) will hit at the end of 2012, and its yearly update will arrive in the middle of next year. The doc also covers release timeframes for Visual Studio 11 and SQL Server 2012, among other things, but unfortunately nada about Windows 8.
Microsoft has acknowledged the validity of the document, emphasizing to ZDNet that “this information contains our best estimates and is, in no way, final or definitive.” So there you go. These are the plans, but a lot can change in a year, so don’t take them as concrete timelines.
Are you looking forward to IE 10 or Office 15? Or disappointed that more wasn’t revealed about WinPho or Windows 8?