According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is working on what is likely to turn into a significant restructuring of the massive software company, which could also move several current execs to more prominent roles.
Sources noted that the changes — which center on solidifying Microsoft into the “devices and services company” that Ballmer wrote about in his annual shareholder letter last October — are still being worked out, and could still change substantively.Report: Microsoft Considers Significant Restructing [allthingsd.com]
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According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely to unveil his plans to restructure the tech giant to a larger group of senior execs by July 1.
One thing seems certain — a simplification of the structure to clarify its current and decidedly more convoluted set-up. And how Microsoft's flagship software product, Windows, fits into the new org, will be the most interesting part of the puzzle.
Some are saying this could result in a single Windows division with the Phone and Desktop divisions united.