Intentional Software To Join Microsoft

From Charles Simonyi, Founder, Chairman and CTO:

Alan Kay at Xerox PARC made a bold prediction in 1972 of a future “Dynabook” that everyone could afford, no bigger than a largish book, with a flat display and which has the power of a “PDP-10.” In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen set the goal of “a computer on every desk, in every home.” Microsoft software, such as BASIC, MS-DOS, Windows, Excel, Word, Office, and Internet Explorer were critical for the success of the PC revolution, not only by satisfying the customers but also by organizing an efficient ecosystem around “PC compatibility.” Without the ecosystem driving the economics, relying on the technology alone would have been much less dynamic. Read more…

From Eric Anderson, CEO:

I am honored to confirm that Intentional Software has signed an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. Joining Microsoft, the global leader in productivity software, provides an exceptional opportunity for Intentional’s technology to reach knowledge workers everywhere. Our team at Intentional is humbled by the chance to expand our technology and realize its greatest value within Microsoft’s Office Product Group led by the visionary Rajesh Jha. It’s a perfect place for Intentional to grow and thrive. Read more…

Read more about today’s news from Microsoft’s Rajesh Jha here.