The Elephant in the Financial Analyst Meeting Room

Office 12: The Elephant in the Financial Analyst Meeting Room

Mary Jo Foley

While Microsoft execs mentioned Longhorn in passing during their presentations to press and analysts at the Financial Analyst Meeting in Redmond on Thursday, no one breathed a word about Microsoft’s Office 12, the next major release of Office, expected to ship in the 2006+ timeframe. Senior VP Steven Sinofsky reiterated that Microsoft’s information worker unit wants to exploit Longhorn technologies across its product line. But the words “Office 12” never crossed Sinofsky’s lips.

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