Microsoft Pushes Cloud & AI Even Harder

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Photo Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and devices group, will be departing as part of the reorganization.

The company also announced the formation of two engineering teams who will help "accelerate [their] innovation and better serve the needs of [their] customers and partners long into the future". Nadella said that Rajesh Jha, the company's executive vice president for its Product group, will take charge of the new Experiences and Devices division.

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft has made a decision to lump together its cloud services with its AI research-combining the two is a big business, with Google, Amazon, and Chinese firms all providing stiff competition. He oversaw numerous company's products and services, including Windows, Xbox, and HoloLens. Myerson's departure without a supporting statement may indicate there was a clash between Myerson and Satya Nadella in the direction of Windows. Myerson is not leaving immediately, but instead he will see out the transition over the coming months.

One of the changes was to the Windows and Devices organisation, with its boss Terry Myerson being required to clean out his desk But word on the street is that this is part of a broader move away from Windows as Vole's main focus. The future of Windows is bright as we continue to innovate across new scenarios and device form factors, and more deeply connect to our Microsoft 365 offerings.

"Having a chief product officer is an indication that the company is leaning more into hardware products, not backing off", he told SiliconANGLE. "This team will continue to build first-party products and the core building block cloud services for third parties on Azure", Nadella added.

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But with the revamp, the Windows group will be smaller and its engineering efforts dispersed. The Universal Store and Commerce Platform team will join the Cloud + AI Platform team.

Some responsibilities that were previously the purview of Gurdeep Singh Pall, head of Business AI at Microsoft, are also being transitioned as part of the reorg.

Scott Guthrie will lead the Cloud + AI Platform.

Enterprise Mobility and Management: Brad Anderson will continue to lead Microsoft's Windows Enterprise deployment and management efforts.

Nadella told employees he would be releasing more plans around the re-org next week in a special company Q&A session. For instance, Nadella said, "we are investing in strategies and tools for detecting and addressing bias in AI systems and implementing new requirements established by the GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation]".

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