Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Mar 2006 09:40 UTC, submitted by Mark v.
Microsoft Fresh on the heels of a delay in broad availability of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed late Thursday that it is also pushing the mainstream launch of Office 2007 to next year. As with Vista, Microsoft hopes to finish the code for Office 2007 this year. The company said work will be completed by October, when it will make Office 2007 available to business customers that have signed up for Microsoft's volume-licensing program. And, again like Vista, Microsoft plans to ship retail and original equipment manufacturer versions of the product in January. UPDATE: Microsoft has joined a committee that has a key role in the ratification of the OpenDocument format as an international standard.
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by CapEnt on Tue 28th Mar 2006 04:19 UTC
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In google labs, right now, are maturing to directly compete againt MS Office for casual user, who do not need any advanced editing facilities.. like kids doing homework, ordinary people who just want to write a simple text, or simple small business docs...
And we have also OpenOffice, who doesn't even need comments.

Delaying the release of such critical (for MS) product, is not a intelligent thing to do now.

I'm starting to be really scared with the internal mess who MS are.

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