Microsoft looks to partners for Office push - Computerworld "Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Information Worker Product Management Group, acknowledged that many customers aren't upgrading their Office suites because they believe their older versions are enough to compete in the current business environment.
To dispel that notion and drive upgrades of Office 2003, Microsoft plans to quadruple the number of partners selling and building software on top of Office. "We’re on a mission to show people that the workplace has changed and the old tools aren’t really good enough," Capossela said. "We’re really focused on trying to expand the partner ecosystem." "