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March 11, 2005

Where Does Groove Want To Go Today?

Is it me, or is the recently announced Microsoft acquisiton of Groove a big thing? I've not used Groove, but I am subjected to Lotus Notes on my current project. The only real coverage I've come across has been Mark Pilgrim's less than complimentary coverage and the link dump (in both senses of the word, scroll down to the bottom of the page) he posted in 2001.

Has anyone used Groove since then? Does it do what it says on the tin?

Pracitcally thinking I'm convinced that the most important part of this announcement is that Ray Ozzie is going to become Microsoft's new CTO. What effect, if any, is that going to have on the technology strategy of the largest software company in the world? I think it's a good idea to bring a little fresh blood from outside and Ray certainly has the pedigree. It will be interesting to keep on eye on this.

Although I suspect having your main development taking place on the west coast (of the only country in the world) and your CTO on the east coast (Groove networks is staying in Beverley, MA) may be interesting. Unless Groove the product works as well as the marketing promises, and then the new CTO will be a great success and I'll be able to move to a beach shack and work from there. Or maybe not.

Posted by Andy Todd at March 11, 2005 08:18 AM