Bonum Certa Men Certa

Avoid producing lowest common denominator product

Date: 1998



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

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#. 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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