Pretty good Ozzie interview in Redmond magazine...
It's Groove Baby!
I liked his observations on moving to Outlook/Exchange as a user:
It has been interesting in the first few weeks. I have been using Notes for my own mail for as long as there has been a Notes. You get habits. You use it a certain way. Now I'm an Outlook and Exchange user. The Exchange groups and Outlook groups already have a wealth of feedback (from me) from those experiences.
There are some aspects of Outlook that just kick Notes' butt and there are some aspects of Notes that kick Outlook/Exchange's butt. They have different heritages and different architectures. I think our experience with Notes will help make Outlook and Exchange a better product, because we can give them that kind of feedback. But it is interesting calling them "we."
The general impression I got after reading it was that Ozzie doesn't have much that he *has* to do at this stage. He wants to "influence", but he doesn't have staff or decision-making capabilities. He still thinks that Groove will be a stand-alone product. Everything he wants to do is in the "idea" stage. I don't want to call him a figurehead, because he's more important than that. But I don't quite see so far where he's tasked to make things happen or lead some new software development.
Time will definitely tell...