Microsoft signs an agreement to acquire Intentional Software.

April 22nd, 2017 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Microsoft has recently signed an agreement to acquire Intentional Software, a company focused on creating a platform for a new generation of team productivity apps.

We live in a hyper-connected world that requires the ability to collaborate across geographies, disciplines and organizations. Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace for Office 365, and the continued momentum and customer demand for Surface Hub, a device designed to unlock the power of the group are tools to support team collaboration.

Intentional Software’s technology will enhance Microsoft’s existing capabilities to add new tools and services to productivity applications, to put people at the center of collaboration.

Founded in 2002 by Charles Simonyi, a pioneer in the area of intentional programming, Intentional Software was initially focused on how to make programming less complicated. Over the past few years, the Intentional Software team has applied their programming expertise to develop productivity scenarios for the future workforce. Charles was a former Microsoft employee where he oversaw the creation of some of Microsoft’s most well-known productivity applications, such as Excel and Word.

The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.


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