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Microsoft Internet innovations

Date: 1996


DM: Considering that MS has had an Internet strategy since at least 1996, how was it that Google it is google who go their first and MS response is to duplicate Google and integrate search into the applications.


From: Richard Fade Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 1996 9:41 AM To: Desktop Applications Div Full Time Employees Cc: Brad Silverberg; Paul Maritz; Natalie Yount; Cathy Turner Subject: Desktop Applications Future To: Desktop Applications Division From: Richard Fade and Jon DeVaan Subject:Desktop Applications Division Goals and Organization

".. The Internet has produced innovations and promises that are gathering huge momentum and it is certain that over the next few years we will see a dramatic change in our industry’s landscape ..


Internet - Nothing has more profoundly changed our business, customers, and industry than the Internet, not even the graphical user interface. How the internet impacts personal productivity applications and software is yet to be seen. but Microsoft and Office must lead the way. Whether this means a new class of application, architectural features, or new components to the Office product, we must aggressively provide an answer to this vexing question.

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