Bill Gates – is a unique guy. What he achieved at Microsoft is a story that is well known and celebrated. I was lucky enough to have been part of the that ride since 92’. I will never forget the first BillG email I got. It was exciting that that the CEO was directly sending me mail on a feature that I was working on. It was a Saturday morning. And I spent rest of weekend composing my responseJ
Bill has over the last few years spent many hrs with us in architectural reviews. Dynamics business was new to him and he was able to use these reviews to give us feeedback and also drive broader agenda around model driven development and roles based user experiences across the company. This has been invaluable to us and has helped shape Dynamics roadmap.
Bill in his new role will still be close to Dynamics. Yes both of Bill’s other interests – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Corbis – use Dynamics to run their business. So I am sure we will continue to get lots of feedback.
Need to sign off…. to prepare for a Bill review tomorrow!! Just a reminder to myself that that Bill is still Chief Software Architect for a while to come.