Over the past few months there has been a ton of speculation about the "Courier" project from Microsoft. We’ve not discussed or confirmed the project. There is more speculation today, and below is what we are saying publicly:

"At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested, and incubated.  It’s in Microsoft’s DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity.  The 'Courier' project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings."

I am excited about the great set of products and services rolling out from the company in the next few months – Office 2010, Windows Phone KIN, Windows Phone 7, SQL Server 2008 R2, Project Natal from the Xbox team, Windows Live Wave 4, among others. It is going to be a fun next few months!

Posted by Frank Shaw
Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications.