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.