Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 17:50 UTC
Microsoft While WWDC is underway, Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit has announced that Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be available in 32bit only. Microsoft has not yet completed the transition to from Carbon to Cocoa since it has focussed on increasing compatibility between Office for Windows and Office for Mac, and since Carbon is only available in 32bit, Redmond doesn't really have a choice. While it won't affect users in any meaningful way (unless you use gigantic spreadsheets or something), it has some Mac users riled up.
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Giant excel spreadsheets
by Ruahine on Wed 9th Jun 2010 20:35 UTC
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So does this mean that once the transition to cocoa is complete then giant excel documents won't grind the system to an (almost) halt? Cos that would be great.

In any case, focusing on compatability with the windows version is the best strategy... us mac users do have to live in a world of windows users and it can be very frustrating when documents change when you open them up on windows (particularly powerpoint... getting halfway through a presentation and then finding a slide where all the images are scrambled is frustrating).

I do hope that they put enough effort into stability and crushing millions of bugs that current exist in office.

Edited 2010-06-09 20:36 UTC

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