Tomorrow's forecast for Microsoft Office: Cloudy

The software maker plans tomorrow to announce the latest in its efforts to bring its products into the cloud. CNET will be covering the San Francisco event, which is slated for 8 a.m. PDT.

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Microsoft's effort to bring Office into the cloud is expected to get a little clearer tomorrow morning, with a press conference slated in San Francisco.

As earlier reported, the event is expected to focus on Microsoft's cloud efforts, including the latest evolution of its hosted combo of Exchange and Sharepoint.

Microsoft plans to offer a live Webcast of tomorrow's Office unit announcement. Microsoft

That bundle currently boasts the mouthful of Business Productivity Online Suite (and the even more unfortunate acronym BPOS). However, those wanting to mock Microsoft's choice of names have only a few hours to do so, as I hear the suite is likely to pick up a new moniker along with new features.

In addition to BPOS, the company currently offers Web-based versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote that debuted along with Office 2010 earlier this year. An update to the Mac version of Office has also been finalized and goes on sale October 26.

Tomorrow's event will also mark the debut speech from newly minted Office unit President Kurt DelBene, who will preside over the gathering.

We'll be sure to bring you the highlights as they happen, but those who want to watch the live stream can also do so here.