Services & Software

Microsoft gets its Groove on

Software giant nabs Ray Ozzie's "virtual office" company. Also: Gates extols virtues of patience.

Software giant caps a week of talking about its plans for the business software market with the acquisition of Ray Ozzie's "virtual office" company.

Microsoft to buy Groove Networks

Plans include adding Groove's "virtual office" software to Office lineup. Groove founder Ray Ozzie to become Microsoft CTO.
March 10, 2005

A reality check with Bill Gates

newsmaker Microsoft's chairman talks about taking on the big guns in the business software market. "We are patient people," he says.
March 9, 2005

Gates: Consumers are getting tech first

Businesses get bigger, less frequent updates--and it's the consumer market in which applications break out, Microsoft founder says.
March 9, 2005

Microsoft updates IM, Web conferencing products

Office Communicator will be able to track whether users are online and to reroute messages. It'll also link up with other IM networks.
March 9, 2005

Microsoft: Fowl play is for partners

reporter's notebook At a business software conference, a Microsoft executive explains how partners fit into the company's grand scheme.
March 9, 2005

Slow going in biz software push

"Project Green" effort to bring disparate business applications under a single code base will happen--eventually.
March 7, 2005