Avoid producing lowest common denominator product

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Date: 1998


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Vision of Microsoft Office, Bill Gates

To: Bill Gates
From: Jeff Raikes
Date: 2/20/88
RE: Draft Agenda for Apps Division Retreat
Cc: Jon Shirly

[...]

Competitive Review (or how will we win against each of these competitors)

IBM Office, Jeff Raikes
Lotus, Pete Higgins
Ashton_Tate, Chris Larson
WordPerfect, Charles Stevens
Borland, Vijay Vashee

7 ..

  1. . How do we maximze the leverage of our core engine approach? How do we extend it across dev't, user ed, testing? How do we avoid producing lowest common denominator products ..


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http://boycottnovell.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/px00010.pdf

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