Microsoft, Groove Networks to Combine Forces to Create Anytime, Anywhere Collaboration: “Microsoft, Groove Networks to Combine Forces to Create Anytime, Anywhere Collaboration
Microsoft’s plans to acquire Groove Networks, a leading provider of collaboration software for ad-hoc workgroups,’ will allow the company to better meet the needs of large and small organizations for borderless project teams, as well as bring Groove founder Ray Ozzie and other top executives to Microsoft.
Microsoft will make its growing business and technology bonds with Groove Networks permanent today as it announces plans to acquire the Beverly, Mass.-based provider of collaboration software for ad-hoc workgroups.
The acquisition will add Groove’s products to the lineup of Microsoft Office System products, servers and services, as well as bring the development talent and technology leadership of top Groove executives to Microsoft. Groove founder Ray Ozzie, the creator of IBM’s Lotus Notes, will become Chief Technical Officer of Microsoft, reporting to Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates.
Wow, very good news.