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Seattle Post-Intelligencer article looks at MacBU

The 160 employees of Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU), such as executive Tim McDonough and general manager Roz Ho, are avid Mac enthusiasts and users who are in the Mac development business for the long haul, according to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article. The employees can be spotted wearing “I Don’t Do Windows” shirts on occasion, and many use Macs both at work and at home, the story said.

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Microsoft offers free “Entourage X: Beyond the Basics” training DVD

Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit has launched a new promotion that offers a free copy of “Entourage X: Beyond the Basics” to registered users of Entourage X or Office v. X. “Entourage X: Beyond the Basics” (US$29.95 value) is a 75-minute instructional DVD from Avondale Media, in which veteran Mac journalist Jim Heid shows users how to tame a cluttered Inbox, automate Entourage, and much more. The offer expires March 10, 2003.

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Microsoft appoints new Macintosh Business Unit general manager

Microsoft today announced that Roz Ho has been named general manager of its Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU). Ho is an 11-year Microsoft veteran. She spent the past three years as the product unit manager leading the MacBU’s Silicon Valley team. She will be responsible for the strategic vision and direction for all Microsoft software and online products developed by the MacBU, and manage Microsoft’s business relationship with Apple.

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Microsoft releases Query X

Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit today released Query X, software for Mac OS X that uses Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to allow users to import data from databases into Excel X, as noted by VersionTracker. Users can use Query X to create new queries or refresh existing queries that were created in other versions of Excel, such as Excel 98, Excel 2001, and Excel for Windows.

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Kevin Browne to leave Microsoft Mac Business Unit

Kevin Browne, head of Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU), will leave the department at the end of October to take a new job with the company’s Xbox division, according to an email sent out today by Microsoft. Browne has spent nearly 6 years in the MacBU, 3 years as general manager. Microsoft has not yet determined who will fill the MacBU GM position.

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