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Office XP: Clippy still kicking?

Despite attempts to oust Microsoft's virtual assistant, Clippy the paper clip is still alive with the latest version of Office.

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Software finally hits shelves, but will businesses buy?

By CNET News.com Staff
May 31, 2001, 12:20 p.m. PT

Industry analysts say Office XP is financially the most important product Microsoft will ship this fiscal year. But the software giant will have its work cut out for it, as there's little in the way of incentives to get businesses to upgrade.

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Why upgrade to Office XP?
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Reports of Clippy's demise exaggerated
The cute but much maligned animated paper clip introduced with Office 97 was given his walking papers by Microsoft recently, but his exit was more myth than reality.
May 31, 2001

Microsoft opens its new Office
The software giant brings out some big corporate names to help launch the first of three major products this year.
May 31, 2001

Retailers, PC makers join Office party
Retail stores and PC companies want consumers and small businesses to buy the Microsoft software--and they're ponying up extras to drive sales.
May 31, 2001

Office XP superguide
reviews  Stick a fork in Microsoft Office XP--it's finally done. CNET reviews has seen the future of Office. Is it pretty? They'll tell you.
May 30, 2001

Counting on a cash surge
While Windows XP and Xbox may grab the headlines, nothing beats the company's Office applications for sheer moneymaking power.
May 29, 2001

It's in the licensing terms
video  A new program could force Redmond's business customers to either upgrade to Office XP before Oct. 1 or pay a heftier purchase price later.
May 11, 2001

Should you take the XP plunge?
perspectives  You've got two choices: Make your investment today with Office XP, or defer upgrading until next year to evaluate Office.Net.
April 26, 2001

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