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Microsoft conducts mass hiring for Mac Business unit

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Tue June 24, 2008

MS hiring for Mac Business

The Mac Business unit at Microsoft is engaged in an intense hiring campaign, according to its general manager. "The Mac BU at Microsoft is growing," says Craig Eisler, "we're launching our biggest hiring initiative since the inception of MacBU 11 years ago." Though Eisler will not confirm exactly what the unit is working on, hires will be expected to help develop "products beyond Office 2008."

A spokesperson suggests that this may be the next Mac version of Office, as Microsoft bosses want a new version of the suite every two to three years, and the company is definitely "in the early stages of planning." At present, the Mac Business group is currently staffed by approximately 180 people, who aside from Office develop software such as Messenger and Remote Desktop Client.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Fix it! Make it a first class citizen of Exchange. Everything - EVERYTHING - can go take a hike.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh yeah,..

    and VBA dangit! :P

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    hmmmm, hiring....

    How about firing the ones there first? MS solution to everything - more resources, more layers, more code, more waste. Seriously, the proverbial monkeys at typewriters could come up with better code.


  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Maybe all these new people can change that awful new Office 2008 interface design and improve the program at the same time, making it more adaptable and responsive to the user. Probably not, though - once a good engineer joins Microsoft, the good ideas get sucked into a vacuum and never come out again.

  1. hamishb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rewrite 5.1

    I think they are being hired to port Word 5.1 over to Cocoa

  1. doolz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I agree, fix it....

    How, oh how, can Office 2008 be slower than Office 2004 (running under Rosetta)..... Seriously, how?!
    And lets not mention the bugs......

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    touche doolz

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've got 8 GB of memory an 8-3.0 GHz CPUs and Word still takes over 12 seconds to start up. WTF! Fix this c***. Also, the updater they JUST came out with, still didn't fix the problem with spaces. Can't ANYONE there get their c*** together. I've just about stopped using Word completely and started using Pages because Word takes to long to load.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969



    it takes 3 years for 180 people to develop office and 2 other crappy Apps_

    It's not like they're making Exchange Server for the Mac or Win Mobile for the Mac - WTF!

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Welcome... the Princess phone of the computer world. Nearly 100 years of the telephone and all Ma Bell could come up with was the Princess phone.

    Until...the government broke her up!

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