ZDNet reports the next version of Microsoft Office will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit. The reporter discovered this bit of information by scanning a Windows 7 file that contains information about applications that can be migrated to Windows 7.
The clues to an upcoming x64 Office release are hidden in an obscure XML file used by the Windows Easy Transfer utility, which transfers settings for Windows and selected applications from an old PC to a new one. In the official beta release of Windows 7 (finalized in December 2008), Migwiz.xml includes the same list of applications found in Windows Vista. But in post-beta builds, this file has been updated to include more modern programs.
Earlier today, as I was scanning through the file to assemble an updated list of applications that can be migrated to Windows 7, this heading caught my eye..