Gates getting his Groove on in SF

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie are scheduled to headline a Nov. 1 press event in San Francisco.

The software maker was vague as to the topics the pair will discuss, saying only that "Gates and Ozzie will discuss Microsoft's vision and future direction and preview upcoming technologies from Microsoft."

As part of the company's recent reorganization, Ozzie has taken on responsibility for the company's software-based services push, though it is unclear if that will be the focus of the event, which will take place at San Francisco's Palace Hotel.

Ozzie was the founder and CEO of Groove Networks until that company was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year.

Gates and Ozzie are not the only Microsoft execs planning trips to San Francisco. CEO Steve Ballmer will be in San Francisco a week later as Microsoft launches the latest update to its Visual Studio tools program and its SQL Server database.

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