Development chief of the .NET initiative leaves
After Microsoft recently left an executive from the board of the Platform Strategy and Developer Group, Paul Maritz is the second person who was significantly involved in the development of the Windows operating systems and the office suite.
This withdrawal comes as a surprise, especially since Maritz was only appointed head of development for the Group's .NET initiative six months ago. The aim of this was and is to convert Windows, as well as Office and other Microsoft applications into new Internet software. The first representative of this strategy, Windows codenamed Whistler, is currently in the development stage and will not be finished until the middle of next year at the earliest, unless more people leave Microsoft.