Microsoft acquires Groove Networks

More sweetness, there's a Visual Studio add-in, and we get Ray Ozzie :)


Microsoft said it will incorporate Groove's "virtual office" collaboration software into its Office line of desktop productivity applications. Ozzie , the inventor of Lotus Notes and a collaboration guru, will report to Bill Gates , Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect.

Microsoft was an investor in Groove , which has closely tied its collaboration software to Windows and other Microsoft products.

"After working with Ray for years as a close partner, it will be great to have him on our senior leadership team," Gates said in a statement.