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The seven Windows Pioneers were:
- Alan Cooper – Known as the father of Visual Basic.
- Lyle Griffin – Created Micrografx Designer, the earliest graphics application for Windows.
- Joe Guthridge – Led development of Samna Amí, the first Windows word processor, later renamed Lotus Word Pro
- Ted Johnson – Led the development of PageMaker desktop publishing software. Co-founder of Visio Corporation.
- Ian Koenig – Led the development of the Reuters Terminal financial information software.
- Ray Ozzie – Created Lotus Notes. Would later (2005-2010) serve as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect.
- Charles Petzold – Author of Programming Windows series from Microsoft Press, as well as many other classic programming books for Microsoft.
- Press Release on microsoft.com (Jeff Raikes, Group Vice President, Microsoft Information Worker Business)