The First Plug-ins are Released for the 64-bit Version of Microsoft Office 2010

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Mapilab reports that it is releasing plug-ins for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010. The first plug-ins in the world for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office are the Duplicate Email Remover and Duplicates Remover for Outlook.

For the small and medium business segments the process of migration from the 32-bit to the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office would not be seriously affected by problems of compatibility with third-party products.

Mapilab reports that it is releasing plug-ins for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010. The first plug-ins in the world for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office are the Duplicate Email Remover and Duplicates Remover for Outlook.

After the launch of the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office, developers encountered the need to produce 64-bit versions of plug-ins, since all 32-bit plug-ins produced earlier are able to operate only with the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. Mapilab plug-ins, originally written in !++ in 2003, remain as popular as ever, with over three hundred thousand authorized users registered from 2003 to 2009.

Mapilab began receiving enquiries on plans in respect of the production of 64-bit versions of plug-ins even before the launch of the public beta-version of Microsoft Office 2010. According to Chief Executive Mr. Manchuk, the process of creating compatible versions of the first two plug-ins encountered no unexpected complications. The code of plug-ins was successfully recompiled for 64 bits almost without modification and alteration. Mapilab plans to produce 64-bit versions of all its products in the first quarter of 2010.

Mr. Manchuk noted that for the small and medium business segments the process of migration from the 32-bit to the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office would not be seriously affected by problems of compatibility with third-party products. During 2010 the majority of developers will update their product lines and users will be able to find 64-bit versions of plug-ins or their substitutes right up to the moment of the large-scale switchover to the 64-bit version (which is expected not earlier than late 2010).

In the corporate segment, where custom solutions and limited edition products integrated with Microsoft Office are used, this process will take much longer and will be more complicated - according to Mr. Manchuk, it is not likely that the 64-bit edition of Microsoft Office will find favour among corporate users any earlier than mid 2011.

Plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook (also well known as add-ons, add-ins and extensions) are small software tools, the main aim of which is to add new and extend existing functions in Microsoft Outlook.

Mapilab plug-ins that are compatible with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office - Duplicate Email Remover and Duplicates Remover – are designed for the search and processing (removing) of duplicated e-mails, notes, contacts, tasks, records in the diary and calendar of Microsoft Outlook and shared folders on the Microsoft Exchange server.

About Microsoft Office 2010:
Microsoft Office 2010 – is the working title of the next version of the Microsoft Office package for Microsoft Windows, expected to be launched in the first half of 2010. The main distinguishing feature of this software package is its clear orientation to the particular roles of an organization’s staff, such as researchers, developers, managers, HR etc.

About Mapilab:
Mapilab is one of the leading software developers for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint. Tens of thousands of users from 126 countries of the world use Mapilab products. The company’s head office is located in Kaliningrad, and the company employs 25 people. The company holds the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2005. Demo versions of all Mapilab products are available at the corporate web-site http://www.mapilab.com/

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