Well, three days without WinInfo and there's a lot to catch up on. This week, Apple and Microsoft released wildly different financial results and Microsoft released Office 97. These and other relevant news stories from Wednesday through Friday appear below. I had several requests for information about my trip to Microsoft this week, but unfortunately I am under a time-dated non-disclosure agreement. As soon as I can tell you the news, I will, but suffice to say that Microsoft has some very exciting products coming out soon. On to the news... Pau