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Two years ago, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was working on a file synchronization technology that would make stashing and grabbing pictures, documents, and music from any device a cinch.

Ozzie, hand-picked by Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates to succeed him as the corporate visionary, gathered a team of 50 or so employees to piece together the concept. Something of an industry legend, Ozzie was a co-creator Lotus Notes, and he joined Microsoft in 2005 after the company bought his startup, Groove Networks. To hear Microsoft insiders tell it, Ozzie was stepping straight into one of the epic turf battles that have come to define the company over the years.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57536905-75/steven-sinofsky-microsofts-controversial-mr-windows-8/?ttag=fbwl

Good read.
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Was a good read thumb.gif
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Good read, I didn't know any of that!
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"What you end up with is a soulless product," said one former Windows executive.

Say what you will about Vista, at least it had personality.
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You know, as much as I don't like the sound of the guy, he's obviously ready to handle the fact that Microsoft is no longer the master of the universe it once was.
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Originally Posted by dharmaBum View Post

Say what you will about Vista, at least it had personality.

Is that what we call it nowadays? lulz. lachen.gif

But seriously though, it did have a personality of it's own, an infuriating one many would say. biggrin.gif
     
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Say what you will about Vista, at least it had personality.

Yeah, that of a Maserati with a Smart Car engine.
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Good read. I think MS houses a lot of the best,talented and dedicated people in the industry(good example is the team that designed the hardware for the surface tablet). Its just that these people get handicapped by corporate politics or whatever you call that. Or maybe im wrong. tongue.gif
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