MS shows Mac wares at expo

Summary:SAN FRANCISCO -- Kevin Browne, general manager for Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit, took the stage at Macworld Expo Wednesday to offer the first public demonstration of Office 2001 running native on Mac OS X, Apple Computer's next-generation operating system. The company also demonstrated Outlook 2001 for Mac, a new version of the email client that is now available as a public beta on Microsoft's Web site.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Kevin Browne, general manager for Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit, took the stage at Macworld Expo Wednesday to offer the first public demonstration of Office 2001 running native on Mac OS X, Apple Computer's next-generation operating system.

The company also demonstrated Outlook 2001 for Mac, a new version of the email client that is now available as a public beta on Microsoft's Web site. The final version of the program is expected to ship this summer.

Browne showed attendees working versions of Microsoft Word and the company's new Entourage PIM that have been tuned for Mac OS X's Carbon APIs. Although the versions shown today were not feature-complete, Browne told the crowd that Microsoft (msft) is "spending money in a huge way" on its Mac products. Full story. -- Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral, and Joe LiPetri, MacWEEK.com

Topics: Microsoft, Apple, Hardware, Operating Systems, Software

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