Ray Ozzie joins Microsoft as CTO

Microsoft acquired Grrove Networks on March 10,2005 and decided to induct Ray Ozzie as CTO. It is an interesting development, due to a number of reasons

Ray is a very respected professional

Ray founded Iris in 1984 that created Notes that was acquired by Lotus (of 1-2-3 fame), which in turn got acquired by IBM in 1995

After leaving IBM in 1997, Ray started Groove in 1997

Microsoft Office will get a “killer feature“; Microsoft Live Meeting will get a “killer upgrade” through Groove

It will be an interesting development to watch; it will be equally exciting to see Ray in his new role as CTO, driving Microsoft

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