Microsoft's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie to Step Down

Microsoft Corp. Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down.

Ozzie, who joined the company in 2005, will be “on board” for a while before departing, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said today in an e-mail on the company’s website.

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