Windows chief out as Microsoft reorganizes its business

Windows chief out as Microsoft reorganizes its business

USA -based tech giant Microsoft announced a major reorganization Thursday, forming two main teams that will better address innovation and customers.

The software giant reorganized its business Thursday morning around its growing Azure cloud-computing operations and its stalwart Office productivity business.

Photo Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and devices group, will be departing as part of the reorganization. To alleviate negative consequences of the technology Nadella and Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith have formed a new AI and Ethics in Engineering and Research group at the company. "He will work with me on the transition over the coming months", Nadella said. Last year, Microsoft laid the groundwork created to make Windows part of a recurring subscription business via Microsoft 365, which is a bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and elements of the Enterprise Security + Mobility service.

Today, cloud services from Amazon, Microsoft and Google have become the internet equivalent of Windows, the dominant operating system of the personal computer era.

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All this marks a major move for Microsoft.

Moving forward, fellow Indian Rajesh Jha will expand his existing responsibilities to lead a new team focused on Experiences & Devices. Windows, which also includes Surface and Xbox revenues grew by just 2% in the company's most recent quarter. However, as MSPowerUser noted, Microsoft is trying to combat this by making Windows more versatile and adopting features that are similar to those used on mobile systems.

The group "will ensure our AI platform and experience efforts are deeply grounded within Microsoft's core values and principles and benefit the broader society", Nadella wrote.

Windows: Joe Belfiore will continue leading our Windows experiences and will drive Windows innovation in partnership with the PC and device ecosystem. Guthire also gets charge of AI speech, vision, augmented and virtual reality (what Microsoft calls mixed reality) efforts. The thinking is by bringing Windows client, server, and cloud all together, Microsoft will be able to better build a common infrastructure and application model across all flavors of Windows. Kipman and team will work closely with Harry Shum on all things AI related. Simply say to Cortana, "Show me how to change my background", and you'll get the previous help results, with a new "Let's go" button below, which launches the guided help experience. Cloud AI Platform Corporate VP Joseph Sirosh will join this new group, as well.

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