Report: Microsoft To Reveal Major Reorganization Plan Later Today

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As reported earlier this week, Microsoft is going to reveal the major reorganization plan later today. ATD reports that, top execs have been informed of the changes yesterday and the restructuring is dramatic and will include the wholesale elimination of its operating units for a management structure built around devices and services, both in the consumer and business spaces.

Here is the expected plan from Microsoft according to ATD,


  • New cloud computing and business-focused products unit headed by current Servers & Tools head Satya Nadella;
  • Online Services leader Qi Lu could add Microsoft Office and other apps to his portfolio that already includes the Bing search service;
  • Julie Larson-Green, who now co-heads Windows efforts, is in line to be in charge of all devices from Surface to Xbox, as well as music and TV services;
  • Windows Phone chief Terry Myerson is expected to take over Windows engineering and platforms.
  • Meanwhile, Windows CFO and CMO Tami Reller is expected to have a larger marketing job;
  • Skype president Tony Bates gets purview over all of business development, corporate strategy and M&A, playing the role of outside guy to Silicon Valley and developers (complete with a giant checkbook for acquisitions and other investments).


  • Microsoft Office president Kurt DelBene (either leave the company or new boss is Qi Lu)
  • Microsoft Business Solutions president Kirill Tatarinov (either leave the company or new boss is Satya Nadella)


  • COO Kevin Turner, sources expect he’ll stay (at least until he is offered a tasty and big operationally-heavy CEO job outside the company)
  • Current CFO Amy Hood, recently got her job replacing Klein, will stay in place, may have more units report to her.  Previously she helped spear-headed some big acquisitions including Skype & Yammer, Tony Bates will now be in charge of mergers and acquisitions.  Former Goldman Sachs executive.
  • HR head Lisa Brummel stays in place, had some input in the re-org
  • Chief lawyer Brad Smith stays in place

Source: ATD

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