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Lunch with Jim Allchin, Microsoft Co-President, Platforms & Services Division

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 8-Jan-2007 22:00

Today I had lunch with Jim Allchin, Co-President Platforms & Services Division at Microsoft. It was under his guidance that Microsoft Windows Vista came to be.

Jim "shares overall responsibility with Kevin Johnson for the division of the company that includes the Windows and Windows Live Group, Windows Live Platform Group, Online Business Group, Market Expansion Group, Core Operating System Division, Windows Client Marketing Group, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, and the Server and Tools Business Group." Is this enough of a job?

We talked about a lot of things, mostly private stuff. However, Jim's take on Vista is that the best feature is not necessarily what users will immediately see, but the stuff running behind the scenes keeping the PC secure.



Also, about his plans of retiring after Windows Vista ships on 30th of January 2007, he didn't tell us much, except that sailing is something in the cards. Asked if this was an option to go somewhere with no computer around, he joked that there are more computers on a boat than most can imagine, and with satellite communications no one can really be isolated while at sea.

Other website owners were present, and a variety of countries were represented at the very private event, with about 25 people attending the lunch at BOA, a barbeque restaurant located at Caesar's Palace The Forum Shops.




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