Microsoft announced this week that it had begun alpha testing of its next evolution of Office, codenamed Office 14, which will see its release when the next version of Windows is released between now and 2010 and will have updated versions of SharePoint.
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that a number of testers currently have access to the software which includes SharePoint 14 and SharePoint Services 14, but the company was hesitant to announce a release date.
"Today Microsoft provided a select group of customers early access to an Alpha version of Office server technologies," the company said in a statement. "However, Microsoft is not disclosing information about the timing for a Beta version at this time."
Reports say the new version will allow users to have access to web-based applications which are tied to SharePoint.
Many experts believe that web-based cloud computing is the way of the future for enterprise content management software.
In an interview last month, Microsoft”s Stephen Elop said the company would be revealing cloud versions of its software like SharePoint.