Microsoft acquires Intentional Software to bolster its productivity apps
Microsoft has announced plans to acquire Intentional Software, a company focused on building better productivity experiences in software. For Microsoft, the acquisition represents an opportunity to bolster its current and future productivity applications and tools, ranging from office to Microsoft Teams.
Interestingly, Intentional Software was originally founded by a former Microsoft employee, Charles Simonyi. At Microsoft, Simonyi oversaw the creation of Word and Excel, among others. After founding Intentional Software in 2002, Simonyi focused his efforts on making programming less complicated, eventually leading the Intentional Software team to "develop productivity scenarios for the future workforce."
Under the terms of the deal, Simonyi will be heading back to Microsoft along with members of the Intentional Software team. From Simonyi:
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more, you can check out full statements from Charles Simonyi and Intentional Software CEO Eric Anderson at Intentional's website.
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