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Offline imref

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Re: Microsoft thread
« Reply #450: January 30, 2012, 09:52:25 PM »
Seems like they typically stagger them a year, and the current Mac Office looks nothing like the current Windows Office, so my guess would be no.  After all, if you're taking a risk, why would you focus on the version of your product made for your competitor's hardware?

I don't know if this is still the case, but for a long time the Mac BU was in Microsoft's gaming division, and worked on a separate code base from the Office developers.  They seem to be working toward more consistency (Outlook for Mac was a huge jump over Entourage).  I heard years ago the reason for the organization strategy was because the Mac BU was profitable, so they used it to cover losses from the Xbox launch.