Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2016 to be priced at €140. (Microsoft)

Microsoft's new Office desktop suite - Office 2016 - is expected to be released on 22 September. In July, Microsoft said Office 2016 for Windows PC would be launched in September but did not mention a specific date.

That announcement also said Office Mobile for Windows Phones would be available later in the fall. Now a report suggests that the Office 2016 is almost ready and that Microsoft has internally informed its employees about the public launch.

Microsoft Office 2016
Leaked screenshots suggesting the launch date of Office 2016. (WinFuture)

A leaked screenshot of Microsoft's intranet site obtained by the German site, WinFuture, which claims to have got this from an anonymous source inside Microsoft, suggests the launch date for Office 2016 as 22 September. It would be first available for home and professional users, whereas the enterprise version will take some time.

According to the report, the new Office suite is expected to cost €140 (£102), whereas Office Home and Business 2016 would be around €240 (£176). Office 2016 will incorporate updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business, Project, Visio, Access and Publishers. Microsoft released Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages around the globe in July, before launching the Office Mobile apps towards the end of same month.