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Microsoft unveils biggest reorganisation in years, Terry Myerson to leave firm

30 March, 2018, 08:06 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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As part of the transition, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of he Windows and Devices group, will "pursue his next chapter outside Microsoft" (corporate-speak for "he's outta there"), after 21 years with the company, according to an email from CEO Satya Nadella to Microsoft employees, posted to the Microsoft website.

This has pushed Microsoft to focus on the internet cloud, artificial intelligence, and services for connected "internet of things" devices.

"The goal of this team is to instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices", Nadella said. Executive vice president Scott Guthrie will head the new A.I. and cloud team, Nadella said.

Myerson has been at Microsoft for more than two decades, and his responsibilities had grown significantly through several reorganizations since 2013.

Back in 2015, Nadella reorganized to combine Windows software together with all of the company's various hardware efforts, at the time including Surface computers, HoloLens VR gear, Lumia smartphones, the Surface Hub table display, the Band fitness tracker and the Xbox gaming system. Myerson's departure also marks the end of WDG (Windows Devices Group) from the company's portfolio.


The new feature will work for Outlook, Hotmail, Live and Office 365 accounts, and support for other calendars will be added in the future. Microsoft's cloud computing division, Azure, has proved one of its fastest growing businesses, and its Office 365 subscription service is racking up users quicker than many expected.

Harry Shum will continue to lead Microsoft's third engineering team, which focuses on A.I. and research and was established in 2016, Nadella said.

"I see this first as cloud and services becoming even more important and that AI is an integral part of real products", said Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Joe Belfiore, Kudo Tsunoda and Brad Anderson will continue to lead the Windows, New Experiences and Technology and Enterprise Mobility and Management divisions, respectively. Certain parts of Microsoft's AI + Research group are also moving to Guthrie's organization. Foley further says Panos Panay will get a Chief Product Officer title but otherwise remains the head of Microsoft devices. Alex Kipman was assigned to lead a new team called "AI Perception & Mixed Reality (MR)".

Nadella is reshaping Microsoft to fit a world where the PC is no longer the center of computing.

We fixed an issue where typing in the Microsoft Edge URL bar immediately after opening a new tab might result in the letters appearing in an unexpected order.

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