Microsoft acquires Groove Networks


More sweetness, there’s a Visual Studio add-in, and we get Ray Ozzie 🙂

From News.com

Microsoft said it will incorporate Groove’s “virtual office” collaboration software into its Office line of desktop productivity applications. Ozzie, the inventor of Lotus Notes and a collaboration guru, will report to Bill Gates, Microsoft’s chairman and chief software architect.

Microsoft was an investor in Groove, which has closely tied its collaboration software to Windows and other Microsoft products.

“After working with Ray for years as a close partner, it will be great to have him on our senior leadership team,” Gates said in a statement.

Comments (5)

  1. SBC says:

    The technical developments of Groove has long since evolved – it’s mainly Web Services and Groove Forms now..

    Regarding the Groove VS add-in – it won the coveted developer prize ‘Jolt!

  2. Sytelus says:

    Groove add-in, known more traditionally, as GTK is available for quite long time. Coincidently I wrote an entry yesterday without being aware of this news on Why I hate Groove 😉

    http://www.shitalshah.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=ea764760-51bf-48e3-9bc8-78077b620500

  3. SBC says:

    a bunch of postings at my weblog site about the same topic – http://weblogs.asp.net/sbchatterjee

  4. Sam Gentile says:

    And as SBC will tell you, I wrote the add-on that won that Jolt award.

  5. Test says:

    Please delete this, it’s a test.