david#

Lets us make sure

Comes v. Microsoft – Plaintiff’s Exhibit 2991 – (PDF)

From:     Bill Gates
Sent:     Saturday, December 05, 1998 9:44 AM
To:       Bob Muglia; Jon DeVaan; Steven Sinofsky
Cc:       Paul Maritz
Subject:  Office rendering

One thing we have got to change in our strategy - allowing Office documents to be rendered very well by other peoples browsers is one of the most destructive things we could do to the company.

We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.

Anything else is suicide for our platform. This is a case where Office has to avoid doing something to destory (It seems Bill do not use spell checking or, at least, did not use it in 1998) Windows.

I would be glad to explain at greater length.

Likewise this love of DAV in Office/Exchange is a huge problem. I would also like to make sure people understand this as well.

Really, Bill?