Ray Ozzie Leaving Microsoft

Ray Ozzie has announced he is leaving Microsoft. Ozzie is Microsoft’s current Chief Software Architect after replacing Bill Gates. This is a surprise to many, as Ozzie has been a big part of Microsoft since the beginning. I’m wondering who will take his place?

“Ray contributed significantly to the early success of Windows,” Ballmer noted in his memo to Microsoft employees. “Since being at Microsoft, both through inspiration and impact he’s been instrumental in our transition toward a software world now centered on services.”