Bill Gates' Pick Ray Ozzie Leaving Microsoft
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One of Bill Gates signature acts before resigning from day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft, was to anoint Ray Ozzie as the successor to his role as chief software architect.
It's been a busy five years for Ozzie at Microsoft, where he's been responsible for short and mid-term technology and product strategy. Datamation details the impact of Ozzie's departure, a move that promises to put CEO Steve Ballmer more firmly in control of Microsoft's future.
Bill Gates' hand-picked replacement, Ray Ozzie -- a technology legend in his own right -- is leaving Microsoft little more than four years since he took over the job of "chief software architect."
Ozzie is not leaving immediately. He will not only stay long enough to transition his responsibilities and projects to others, but will also work on the company's entertainment businesses before his departure.