Bill Gates transitioning out of company


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webeagle12

MSNBS News Alert:

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates transitioning out of company in 2008

more info to come.....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13348456/

Added direct link to news story at MSNBC --Hurmoth

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Lare2

a link to the article would help ... :/

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ViperSnake

I just posted that in General Chat just a few seconds before you did!

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embj

I was just fixing to post this...I can't believe it. I wonder who's gonna be in charge? :huh:

BTW, there's no article yet. It was just sent out as an MSNBC alert. I'm sure there will be more about it soon.

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linsook

hes going to focus on global health and education. he is not going to leave microsoft but getitng out of the daily role at microsoft.

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bremic9188

I was just fixing to post this...I can't believe it. I wonder who's gonna be in charge? :huh:

Ray Ozzie will take the role of Chief Software Architect

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hotdog666al

Heh, Leave just before the Great "Plummet" known as VISTA.

.....I'm JOKING.

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ranasrule

Say it aint so Bill :cry: :cry: ..... say it aint sooooo :cry: :cry: :cry:

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embj

Eh...I thought he was stepping down as the chairman or something major like that. Wow....there are like 3-4 threads about this already.

"Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft effective July 2008 to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and will continue to serve as the company?s chairman and an advisor on key development projects. Ray Ozzie assumes the title of chief software architect and will begin working side by side with Gates on all technical architecture and product oversight responsibilities, while Craig Mundie takes the new title of chief research and strategy officer and will work closely with Gates to assume his responsibility for the company?s research and incubation efforts."

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+LogicalApex

Good.... Maybe then we will see some much needed changes at Microsoft!

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phantasmorph

Heh, Leave just before the Great "Plummet" known as VISTA.

.....I'm JOKING.

Like rats leaving a sinking ship... ;)

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Quillz

Who is Ray Ozzie? I would have thought Steve Ballmer would have taken over.

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gaurav

Damn...I hope MS will continue making quality software without much of his contribution.

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asdfoi83wyrl

LOL... someone just pranked called them with a "question", I just heard it on the live webcast :-)

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phantasmorph

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Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey...goodbye...

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Alladaskill17

We should get a pole as to whether people think it will be a good thing or not.

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PL_

So...Mr G is no longer the Big Cheese anymore?

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asdfoi83wyrl

Maybe this is an indication that Vista or some other future product really sucks and BillG wants to be out of the way when the negative reviews start pouring in...

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pipdo

Eh...I thought he was stepping down as the chairman or something major like that. Wow....there are like 3-4 threads about this already.

yeah...i mean, he's still technically head of the company....just not in a day-to-day position like the CSA requires...

So...Mr G is no longer the Big Cheese anymore?

yes, he still is...

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Rob

Eyyy Neowin had this up on its front page 6 minutes before the Reuters article was syndicated and 14 minutes before the BBC... go us!

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+vlsi0n

Maybe this is an indication that Vista or some other future product really sucks and BillG wants to be out of the way when the negative reviews start pouring in...

Or maybe he has been for awhile hinting that he wants to work closer with his charity foundation? No.. that can't be it. :wacko: :whistle:

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Rob

Maybe this is an indication that Vista or some other future product really sucks and BillG wants to be out of the way when the negative reviews start pouring in...

Ummm...no. He's still the Chairman, after all - he's not cutting all ties.

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