Microsoft Reorganizes, Combines Windows and Devices Groups

Microsoft is reshuffling its executive leadership and reconfiguring some of its teams. Four key leaders are leaving their positions: Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO and head of Microsoft’s devices business; Kirill Tatarinov, the head of the Dynamics business; Eric Rudder, head of the Advanced Technology and Education group; and Mark Penn, who was the chief insights officer.

Significantly, Microsoft is combining its operating system and hardware groups, and Terry Myerson will lead the new Windows and Devices Group. The Dynamics applications will be folded into Scott Guthrie’s Cloud and Enterprise group, and Qi Lu, the head of the Applications and Services group, will also have responsibility for education.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the reorganizations would better align Microsoft’s engineering structure with its strategy.

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