Microsoft lets go of Windows chief as part of a major reorganisation

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Microsoft is creating two new engineering teams, one focused on experiences and devices, and the other devoted to artificial intelligence and computing capabilities hosted in the internet cloud, according to the note. Rajesh Jha, who is now executive vice president of Microsoft's Office product group, will lead the experiences and devices team, according to Nadella's e-mail.

Microsoft said that elevates the role of Rajesh Jha, who will lead a team focused on user experience across devices that they encounter at home or work.

Scott Guthrie, EVP of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, will lead a new "Cloud and AI Platform" team that will "drive platform coherence and compelling value across all layers of the tech stack".

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Windows 10 Professional is the latest version of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system, and comes with better security, improved performance, and new features such as an improved Start Menu, the Cortana voice assistant, Universal Windows Platform apps, and more.

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella today announced a series of major organizational changes that will restructure the company's efforts in several key areas. But Microsoft's Azure cloud business is booming, as is the growing revenue from business software subscriptions like Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

Nadella previous year reorganized the sales team after the departure of Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner. Cloud AI Platform Corporate VP Joseph Sirosh will join this new group, as well.

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Both leaders will report to Jha, as will Brad Anderson and his Windows Enterprise Deployment and Management team.

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Joe Belfiore will be staying on to lead development on Windows and Panos Panay will continue to lead development on Surface products. Mr. Nadella succeeded Steven A. Ballmer, the longtime ally and friend of Microsoft's co-founder, Bill Gates. "The objective of this team is to instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices", Nadella said. Alex Kipman was assigned to lead a new team called "AI Perception & Mixed Reality (MR)".

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Clearly, Microsoft has a few teething problems to iron out of the known users groups facility, but at least its making moves to appease developers keen to work within the Windows ecosystem. 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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