We recently came across couple of reports about Microsoft’s reorganization plan in the near future. Bloomberg reported the following info on the reorganization plan with Microsoft creating four major divisions.
One idea under consideration by Ballmer would create four divisions: an enterprise business led by Nadella; a hardware unit overseen by Mattrick; an applications and services division under Lu; and an operating-systems group jointly led by Terry Myerson, Windows phone chief, and Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering, said one person. Bates would also be given a significant role, said the person.
Today, @MSFTNerd posted a rumor about this upcoming re0rganization at Microsoft. Here is the list of divisions and their heads.
- Windows Engineering – Jon DeVaan
- Online Services – Qi Lu
- Hardware and Partner Operations – Michael Anguilo
- Microsoft Studios – Don Mattrick
- Business Platform – Tony Bates
- Microsoft Apps – Julie Larson-Green
- Developer Tools – Scott Guthrie
- Microsoft Research – Direct Report
There are couple of holes in the above list. First, current presidents such as Satya Nadella, Kurt DelBene are absent from the above list. Second, the reorganization was also reported to be focused on simplifying financial reports which contradicts with the above list. What do you think?