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

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A couple of units that are now part of Microsoft's AI + Research group are going to be moving into Guthrie's new organization. AI + Research, the company's third engineering team that "is instrumental in the key technology advances required across all our product teams", will still be led by Harry Shum, Mr. Nadella wrote. Microsoft and the industry's future lies in AI and cloud computing, and Nadella's reshuffle looks to take place just at the right time to ensure the company can capitalize on its upward trend for all critical growth areas. 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. His strong contributions to Microsoft over 21 years from leading Exchange to leading Windows 10 leave a real legacy. The WDG is being disbanded and band leader Terry Myerson is retiring from Microsoft. Myerson's departure also marks the end of WDG (Windows Devices Group) from the company's portfolio. Panos Panay, a VP who has overseen the company's Surface business, will now be the company's chief product officer.

Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Operating Systems group. Windows has taught me to appreciate that some of my best teammates are at other companies like Intel, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, AMD, Qualcomm, Samsung, Best Buy, Adobe, Autodesk, Activision, Electronic Arts, and so many others. In addition, Roanne Sones, general manager of Strategy and Ecosystem for Windows and Devices, will become part of Zander's team. "And although reviews left in the Store are shown only in the Reviews report in Dev Center, feedback left via Feedback Hub will be visible to everyone, so make sure your testers get you their input in some other way", Redmond's dev team said. Alex Kipman, who initiated the Kinect and HoloLens, will stay at his position and will continue to work on HoloLens but will be a part of a new team called AI Perception and Mixed Reality Services.

Business AI: The Customer Service, Marketing and Sales Insights teams, previously led by Gurdeep Singh Pall, will join James Phillips' Business Applications Group.

In November 2017, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was on 600 million active monthly devices-up from 500 million in May 2017, as reported by our sister site ZDNet.

Microsoft has been my work, my team, and my objective for 21 years.

Nadella shared the news in an email to employees. The name is fairly self-explanatory, as Guthrie will head up development of Microsoft's cloud services and its AI and augmented reality research and development.

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