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Ray of Sunshine

OK, here's a minor revelation. When we put Ray Ozzie on our cover last year, I wrote this for a headline: "The Next Bill Gates." I had a feeling that Bill bought Ray's company so Ray could decide the future of Microsoft software. I failed to believe in my own instincts and toned down the headline. I was wrong. Less than a year later, Bill gave Ray the keys to his kingdom.

Ozzie is an eminently trustworthy software guru, and he is staking that reputation on "Live," otherwise known as Windows, Office and other Web services. I'm a skeptic, but if anyone can pull this off, it is the new Bill Gates.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/01/2006 at 1:15 PM


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