New Microsoft plans for office, .net, etc.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by irmongoose, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    taken from www.macwindows.com, linked from www.macgo.net

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    Microsoft announces Microsoft.NET for Macs. April 11, 2002 -- Microsoft announced that it will offer a .NET connection solution for Macintosh, but did not offer a ship date. It also announced that a Service Release for Office v. X will be available late May. The company said "Palm sync support also expected around this time frame." The company also expects to ship new Mac versions of Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger for the Mac. There was no word on if a Mac OS X version of Outlook for Exchange Server is in the works.
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    so, maybe a cocoa version of explorer and messenger?




    irmongoose
     
  2. Taft macrumors 65816

    Taft

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    Slightly off topic, but MS is also announcing the cancellation of the Hailstorm project. Hailstorm was a networking services concept that would've linked user information/preferences/etc over multiple programs and environments. If implemented the way MS wanted to, it would've been tightly integrated into .Net.

    The cancellation of the project should probably be seen as a positive thing from a personal privacy standpoint as well as a I-hate-M$ standpoint.

    Matthew
     

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