Microsoft is hungry for Office 15 feedback from Access developers and the company has set up a “Kitchen” in the hope that it will manage to cook something good.
While it hasn’t been a single year since Office 2010, codenamed Office 14 was released to the public, the Redmond company plans to hold an Office 15 Developer Kitchen on March 28-31, 2011.
According to Microsoft’s Kerry Westphal
, the software giant is “looking for Access developers to share their early experiences with us.”
“The Developer Kitchen is an on-campus event where a small group of our customers use our very early bits and their ingenuity to create Access solutions. This lab experience will give us great feedback and help guide the next stage of our products,” Westphal added.
Microsoft is expecting developers from no more than 20 to 25 organizations, and is ready to allow each company to send as many as three attendees.
While the event is free, the software giant informs participants that they will need to cover their own travel and expenses.
Still, it appears that the event will not be focused exclusively on Office 15, which is the successor of Office 2010, but also on the next next version of the productivity suite, Office 16.
The Office 15 Developer Kitchen will offer participants the “opportunity for you to get an advance preview of the Access and Office 15 story; a chance to spend face time with the product team and build hands-on solutions; identify any major gaps prior to release; and provide input for Office 15 and Office 16,” Westphal said.
Access developers interested in attending the Office 15 Developer Kitchen need to email Microsoft as soon as possible, as obviously, the number of participants that the company is willing to accept is somewhat limited.
“Please send mail to the Access blog
with the following information: Name, Company, Contact Information and a brief statement on why you would like to attend. We will follow up with you with more details,” Westphal stated.