Groove chairman and Notes creator Ray Ozzie joined the Gillmor Gang Thursday for an hour of conversation with Gang members Steve Gillmor, Jon Udell, Dana Gardner, Doc Searls, and Michael Vizard. In just the first fifteen minutes, Ozzie noted:
Microsoft's Longhorn realignment was fairly dramatic from an ISV perspective, especially given the PDC messaging about creating a definitive wave of innovation and a whole new programming model.
He was shocked that Microsoft did not embed the .Net framework in either Windows XP SP2 or Office System 2003.
Integrating instant messaging, RSS, VoIP, and other next-generation messaging services within Outlook might be what an end user thinks they want, but it