Microsoft’s desktop operating system rules the market. Over 90 percent of the world’s desktop and laptops are running some version of Windows. However, same can’t be said of Microsoft’s Windows Phone. So what exactly kept the company from being a leader in mobile space? At the Code/Mobile conference, Ray Ozzie had a few answers. […]
Raymond E. Ozzie, former chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation will join HP’s board, effective today, as announced by HP. The appointments increase the number of HP board of directors from nine to twelve. Ozzie was Microsoft’s chief software architect back in December of 2010. “Ray Ozzie, an industry visionary and pioneer in computer-supported cooperative […]
Bringing change to Microsoft has been likened to getting an ocean liner to change course.
By all accounts though, the company has made several such adjustments. While the changes took time, the key ones can often be traced to a moment in time. Bill Gates’ Internet Tidal Wave memo marked one such course change. Ray Ozzie’s 2005 Internet Services Disruption memo was another…
Microsoft has just announced that Ray Ozzie, the company’s Chief Software Architect is stepping down from this position. The full letter CEO Steve Ballmer sent to employees is pasted below.
Ozzie assumed the chief software architect’s role in June 2006. In his role, Ozzie was responsible for oversight of the company’s technical strategy and product architecture. Prior to this role, Ozzie was chief technical officer from April 2005 to June 2006. He assumed that position in April 2005 after Microsoft acquired Groove Networks, a next-generation collaboration software company he formed in 1997…
Ray Ozzie: While on the subject of 1985 nostalgia, I’ve uploaded one more final scan – some personal notes of mine from that era related to Windows. I frequently traveled to Microsoft because I’d known Bill since my Software Arts days. Our startup, Iris Associates, had also been doing very early work with Windows as one of its first ISV’s.