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May 23, 2006 at 11:52 AM

Gates: Betting the company around Web services

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates released “beta 2” versions of his company’s “three most important” products today: Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows Server.

In his speech to some 3,000 people at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Seattle, he also described opportunities for developers to add-on to these products through initiatives that have been big bets for Microsoft:

“Every one of these products has things that bring their extensibiltiy to a whole new level, a lot of it around the theme of the XML and Web-service type extensibility that we’ve been betting our company around and driving through standard processes all the way back to the year 2000 when we announced our .NET initiative,” he said.

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