That hasn't stopped us Microsoft watchers from looking for clues. The latest I've found isn't huge, but it does indicate reading -- specifically "active reading" -- is of keen interest to the Redmondians.
A job posting for an Office unit program manager, dated August 22, calls for someone to work on "V1 (version 1) team" that is working on developing products and services for "active reading."
Lynch: If you look at the content sort of flow from authoring tools, obviously, Microsoft is one of the leaders, if not the leader in authoring tools with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, their Office franchise, all the way through the transaction buying merchandising, sale or cloud management of the content. You can see us working across that.
So again we haven't announced anything specifically, but imagine an integration where an information worker, student, author, consumer, creates something in Office and has it immediately published for sale through the Nook book store. It starts to open a lot of exciting possibilities.