Kevin Kutz, Director of Public Affairs at Microsoft, said in a statement today that Microsoft will comply with an injunction just upheld against the software behemoth that would have forced Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office off store shelves by January 2010.
“With respect to Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Office 2007, we have been preparing for this possibility since the District Court issued its injunction in August 2009 and have put the wheels in motion to remove this little-used feature from these products. Therefore, we expect to have copies of Microsoft Word 2007 and Office 2007, with this feature removed, available for U.S. sale and distribution by the injunction date. In addition, the beta versions of Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010, which are available now for downloading, do not contain the technology covered by the injunction.”
Read the full statement at Microsoft Presspass.