Microsoft expands its Mac department

    Microsoft has implemented the largest recruitment of new developers in the Mac department for the entire 11-year history of this division. It was created in 1997 as part of a deal in which Apple agreed to install Internet Explorer on all models of its computers to help Microsoft in its efforts to suppress in the bud the development of a cross-platform browser based on Netscape.

    Very quickly after that transaction, Microsoft became the second largest Mac developer in the world after Apple itself. Now 180 people work in the Mac BU department, and it brings Microsoft about $ 350 million a year.

    The record expansion of the staff due to the fact that Microsoft is preparing to release a number of new programs on a foreign platform. True, the leaders of the Mac department did not specify which programs are in mind. It is known that this will not be MS Office in the near future, because Microsoft plans to release new versions of Office for Mac every 2-3 years, and the last Office 2008 was released recently. In addition to the office suite, Microsoft also launches an IM messenger and Remote Desktop Client for macs.

    Interestingly, when recruiting new employees, Mac BU executives describe their department as “a vibrant, cool, and most interesting unit in the entire corporation.”

    via AppleInsider

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