A Microsoft spokesperson told that the Office 14, won’t ship until 2010. While the alpha version is already shipped to certain Microsoft customers. Why the delay? 2009 will continue to be a dismal year for the economy, and the slowdown may get worse in the coming months. If released this year, corporations will likely put off purchases as long as possible, and a few people buy it at launch, it may be viewed as a failure, and so lose momentum. So shipping in 2010 may make more economic sense, reports PC World.