Windows and Office: The Past, Present and Future

eWeek featured an interview with Chris Capossela last week on Windows and primarily Microsoft Office …

… Q&A: Chris Capossela, who manages the Microsoft Office System family of products, talks about the products, the experience and the future.

Windows Vista and Office 2007 finally saw the light of day on Jan. 30. Chris Capossela, who manages the Microsoft Office System family of products, talked to eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli about the products, the experience and the future.

The Office 2007 System brings some 34 Office suites, programs, servers, services and tools. Microsoft says this offers customers flexibility, but some argue it adds complexity, is confusing and creates greater lock-in between products. How do you respond to that?

We believe that the future of computing is going to be about software and services and when we talk about software we are talking about software running on desktops, servers and in the sky, so there are a lot of different offerings. If you look at things from the perspective of how our customers actually consume them it is easier to understand.

For example, the Office suite itself is made up of some core applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We then have different configurations based on what we think consumers may or may not be interested in buying.

We’re hoping that we have done a good job of combining the individual applications into productivity suites that are tailored for different users. …

Read the who Q&A : eWeek.com

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