Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Stepping Down As Chief Software Architect
Ray is largely credited with pushing Microsoft into a world dominated by cloud services, and now that storage is moving from local to cloud in a big way, he looks extremely prophetic. Ray will be leaving his role but remaining with the company as he transitions the teams and ongoing strategic projects within his organization. Following the natural transition time with his teams but before he retires from Microsoft, Ray will be focusing his efforts in the broader area of entertainment where Microsoft has many ongoing investments. Beyond that, Ray is announcing no public plans.
Interestingly, Ballmer has noted that he will not be filling the CSA position once Ray leaves. Again, it'll be quite different with him no longer around. Farewell Ray, and thanks for bringing attention to the cloud we're so fond of today.