List of Microsoft employees mentioned in Microsoft 2.0


I just finished reading Mary Jo Foley’s new (unauthorized) book, Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post Gates-Era.


Amusing Part #1 came for me when I read the forward which was written by Mini-Microsoft, in Mary Jo’s words, Microsoft’s most (in)famous internal blogger.


It’s an entertaining read for me personally for a couple of reasons, like the fact that friends, colleagues, and other cool projects at Microsoft are mentioned (including me which was a complete surprise), and because Mary Jo has a much broader view of all of Microsoft than so many of us have and it’s fascinating to hear Mary Jo’s balanced views on what she thinks is in store for the future of Microsoft.


I’ll post a more detailed review some time later, but as other folks might find this interesting, here’s the list of current and former ‘softies mentioned in the book in alphabetical order by first name:



  1. Abolade Gbadegesin

  2. Adam Barr

  3. Alexander Gounares

  4. Amitabh Srivastava

  5. Bill Buxton

  6. Bill Gates

  7. Bill Hilf

  8. Bill Veghte

  9. Bob Muglia

  10. Brad Goldberg

  11. Brad Silverberg

  12. Brian Arbogast

  13. Brian McAndrews

  14. Chris Jones

  15. Cori Hartje

  16. Craig Mundie

  17. Dan Fernandez

  18. Dan Kasun

  19. Dare Obasanjo

  20. Dave Cutler

  21. David Treadwell

  22. David Vaskevitch

  23. Don Ferguson

  24. Don Mattrick

  25. Eric Rudder

  26. Grant George

  27. Horacio Gutierrez

  28. Iain McDonald

  29. J Allard

  30. J.D. Meier

  31. James Hamilton

  32. Jason Zions

  33. Jim Allchin

  34. Jon DeVaan

  35. Jon Rosenberg

  36. Julie Larson-Green

  37. Kathleen Hogan

  38. Kevin Johnson

  39. Kevin Turner

  40. Kurt DelBene

  41. Lewis Levin

  42. Lili Cheng

  43. Mark Lucovsky

  44. Marshall Phelps

  45. Martin Taylor

  46. Mike Sievert

  47. Mike Walker

  48. Mini-Microsoft

  49. Pat Helland

  50. Randy Granovetter

  51. Ray Ozzie

  52. Robbie Bach

  53. Robert Herbold

  54. Robert Scoble

  55. Sam Ramji

  56. Satya Nadella

  57. Scott Di Valerio

  58. Scott Guthrie

  59. Soma Somasegar

  60. Stephen Chapman

  61. Stephen Elop

  62. Steve Ballmer

  63. Steve Berkowitz

  64. Steve Guggenheimer

  65. Steve Liffick

  66. Steven Sinofsky

  67. Tami Reller

  68. Ted Kummert

  69. Tom Gibbons

  70. Yusuf Medhi

Biggest shocks that weren’t named in the book in some capacity



  • Lisa Brummel, Christopher Liddell, Paul Flessner, and Anders Hejlsberg

* Updated 5/6 to add Adam Barr who’s blog was listed in the appendix on Mary Jo’s short list

Comments (4)

  1. There is a new book out called Microsoft 2.0: How to Stay Relevant in the Post Gates-Era written by Mary

  2. Actually the biggest surprise is that you’re in there!!!?! 😉

    Just kidding.

    I am actually not altogether surprised at the omissions.  The omission of John Richards surprises me.

  3. Last night, I headed out to Malt and Vine to listen to Mary-Jo Foley speak about her new book Microsoft