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Oct 20 2010   8:57AM GMT

Ray Ozzie is leaving Microsoft!

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

Let me start off an say, it’s long overdue. Ray is a one smart dude but he stayed on the Micorsoft team a little too long for me. I would have to wonder why he stayed so long there?

If I were to interview Ray I would ask the following questions:

1. When you arrived at Microsoft did you plan on staying this long?

2. Do you think Microsoft understands the future of collaboration in the enterprise?

3. With such a disjointed product set, limited platform choices and them giving away products to beat companies like Lotus & IBM does Microsoft have the focus in the right places?

4. Why is Sharepoint a huge load of crap, and is giving it away the only way they can get it market share?

5. Does the rest of the world know why Lotus Notes & Domino, some 15 years later, is still a visionary application, while Microsoft Exchange & Outlook are one trick ponies in comparison?

These are the questions I would ask. Sadly I don’t think he would sit down with me after gettting to question #4, but I digress.

Good luck to you Ray and lets hope we see you land someplace that has more vision than pushing out average OSes with more issues than you can shake a stick at…..oh was that mean?

LINK – BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11571046


1. NO
2. NO
3. Microsoft is a company without a vision. They are profit driven and could care less about the user.
4. Yes David, Sharepoint is th equivalent of dog crap in a box, no one will buy it but they will take it for free.
5. I am Ray Ozzie, I knew Lotus was awesome when I put pen to paper the first time!

Just having some fun is all…..


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