Gates lifts lid off Vista and Office 12

by admin September 13, 2005 at 11:43 am

‘Taking software to new heights’, claims Microsoft boss

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates today gave software engineers at the firm’s Professional Developers Conference a sneak peek of the upcoming Windows Vista platform and the latest version of Office, codenamed Office 12.

Gates described enhancements in the forthcoming version of Office as the biggest advance for the application suite in more than a decade.

Demonstrated for the first time today, the software delivers a “thoroughly redesigned, results-oriented user interface” that aims to allow users to focus on what they want to do rather than how they do it.

This user interface replaces traditional menus and toolbars with a set of highly graphical command tabs that correspond to the tasks people want to accomplish.

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