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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Say hello to Microsoft's Buzz killer. Maybe.

Every once in a while, Microsoft comes up with a super popular product, one that people love to use. No, really!

Windows 95 and Windows 7 are good examples. Xbox is awesome. Word had a good run. And a lot of people love Outlook. There are others.

The issue of lovable Microsoft products is separate and distinct from market success, which often earns Microsoft billions, even though people hate using them. Windows Vista, Exchange and Windows Mobile come to mind.

Don't look now, but Microsoft is sitting on a super lovable product -- or at least a concept that could be a product, if Microsoft can muster the vision to ship it before they smother it with features and functionality.

It's called OfficeTalk.


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