Microsoft's (MSFT) restructuring will put Skype chief Tony Bates in charge of M&A work and...

Microsoft's (MSFT) restructuring will put Skype chief Tony Bates in charge of M&A work and developer relationships, and could put Windows chief Julie Larson-Green in charge of all hardware engineering, Bloomberg reports. Also, Online Services chief Qi Li would "run an applications and services engineering unit" that includes Office, Skype, and Bing product development, and Server & Tools chief Satya Nadella would "oversee a unit focused on cloud computing" (presumably Azure), as well as corporate products. Steve Ballmer is expected to reveal the reorg as soon as next week. The report comes as Xbox chief Don Mattrick leaves for Zynga, reportedly due to discontent with his place in the new org chart.

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  • Ex-Microsoftee
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    These changes would only amount to the re-arranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic. The only BIG change that is needed is for the SS MSFT to get a new Captain to steer it away from the path of the Iceberg ... a course Steveb has set for the company during his tenure. In any case very interested to see what this announcement brings in terms of role changes, departures and additions to the company.
    3 Jul 2013, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    I am sure the successful and profitable office division will love being taken over by the perennially loss making online division.
    3 Jul 2013, 12:15 PM Reply Like
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