Microsoft acquires Intentional Software. Intentional Software is a company that has been focused on creating a platform for a new generation of team productivity apps.
Intentional Software was founded in 2002 by Charles Simonyi, a pioneer in the area of intentional programming. The company was initially focused on making programming less complicated. Over the past few years, Intentional Software has been focussing on the development of productivity scenarios for the future workforce. Simonyi has worked at Microsoft before and oversaw the creation of some of Microsoft’s productivity applications, such as Excel and Word.
Being productive in an information-rich world
“This acquisition will build on the work we’re already doing to deliver the tools necessary to be productive in an information-rich world. Intentional Software’s technology and talent will enhance our existing capabilities and strengthen our ability to add new tools and services to Microsoft’s robust productivity offering. We’re excited about the company’s work on productivity applications, especially given our focus of putting people at the center of experiences and our continued effort to reimagine collaboration”, Rajesh Jha, Executive Vice President, Office Product Group at Microsoft, wrote in a blogpost.
The closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.