New Microsoft Office Set For Simultaneous Arabic Version Launch

Dubai, UAE, 21st May 2001
In a major milestone, Microsoft Gulf & Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) announced today that the Arabic version of Microsoft Office XP will launch simultaneously with the English language version. Andy Abbar, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation ­ Redmond, will launch Office XP in the Gulf and Eastern Mediterannean region Abbar heads Microsoft's 'Complex Scripts' development team, and is responsible for the company's extensive Arabic software development program.