Forbes has posted the transcript of a chat earlier today with Jim Allchin, group vice president of Microsoft’s platform group.
Q. What`s MS postion with regard Groove Networks?
A. Basic file serving is moving to project/team serving. STS 2.0, which is part of Windows server, will be a huge step forward for collab. In terms of RTC, we are building an RTC Service which will also run on Windows .NET Server. We are in production (with beta code) at one large customer now. Then there is how Office will evolve to encompass more of this RTC functionality. Groove is a great app. The way to think about it is that we will build a rich RTC platform (meaning APIs!) that others like Groove/Office/others can build on.