Full text of Microsoft executive memos about service offerings

Dave Winer just posted the full text of memos sent by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie to Microsoft executives announcing the company’s new services strategy.

Both executives are very frank about Microsoft’s failure to properly capitalize on the latest online trends, including many technologies pioneered by Microsoft. Ray Ozzie encourages updates in MSN and Windows Update to “better serve a broad range of highly-influential early adopters.” The entire plan is not yet complete, but corporate executives are working towards a December 15 deadline to outline next steps and product revisions.

Thanks Dave for tracking down these documents and taking a risk by placing them on your server for the world to see.

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