Microsoft brings back developer behind Word and Excel – Apr. 18, 2017
Charles Simonyi, a legendary early Microsoft employee who helped create some of its most iconic products, is returning to the company after more than a decade away.Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) announced Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Simonyi’s startup, Intentional Software, to help advance its productivity tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.”I am excited, stoked, amped, and elated to join forces again with Microsoft,” Simonyi wrote in a post Tuesday.Simonyi joined Microsoft in 1981 and oversaw development of products like Microsoft Word and Excel. He left in 2002 to launch Intentional Software, which focuses on “reinventing productivity software” for the “modern workplace.”
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