From Microsoft Monitor (an excellent blog covering the Redmond giant’s activities):
There is going to be quite a bit to blog about today, with respect to Microsoft. First up, Wall Street Journal reports that closed-door discussions have broken down between Adobe and Microsoft over PDF. Microsoft had planned to incorporate PDF in Office 2007. I haven’t confirmed anything with Microsoft, but the story suggests that Microsoft would remove the PDF feature–at least in Europe and quite possibly everywhere.
Quick recap: Microsoft alleges that after four months of discussions to use PDF in Office 2007, Adobe has demanded its technology’s removal. Microsoft claims that Adobe wanted Microsoft to separately offer PDF and charge for it.
A good time to point out to all that OpenOffice.org offers PDF export right now.