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Office Suites

Category:Comes v Microsoft Category:Antitrust Category:Microsoft Category:Office Category:API This index deals with Comes vs Microsoft court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "Petition text - overview".


  • Unpublished Office '96 internal shell extensions (Exhibit PLEX0_5673)
  • Office gets a shell optimized for its use (Exhibit PX07377)
  • A unique competitive advantage by controlling API, apps and systems (Exhibit PX00952)
  • Undocumenting the shell integration API (Exhibit PX07738)
  • Making IShellBrowser internal; "intentionally break those apps" (Exhibit PX02158)
  • Optimize load times for Office (Exhibit PX07949)
  • Visio file format policy (Exhibit px03104)
  • Excel strawman redacted (Exhibit PX04449)

  • Attacks on Lotus

  • Microsoft and the sforzando Lotus attack plan (Exhibit PX00043)
  • Microsoft offered money to companies to destroy Lotus disks (Exhibit PX00045)

  • Bundling

  • Ship Excel simultaneously with Windows 3.0 (Exhibit PX00066)

  • Inspiration

  • WordPerfect is impressive (Exhibit PX07957)
  • Stealing all the cool features from DTP (Exhibit PX07445_C)

  • Others

  • Switcher tactics and WordPerfect (Exhibits PLEX0_5673 and PX02117)
  • S/MORGs (small/medium-sized orgs) and aggressive Office Flash (Exhibit PX02154)
  • They are really going after us (Exhibit PX02637)
  • Why are we giving out the Office 2000 formats (Exhibit px03078)
  • No Chinese wall at Microsoft (Exhibit PX04385)

  • Also see: Our Chinese wall never existed