Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group is leaving the company in the next few months. Myerson led the engineering teams behind Windows Phone and he was later promoted to led the Windows team. In 2013, after Microsoft’s reorganization, Myerson was named as “the most important man at Microsoft”.
Myerson currently leads the Windows and Device Group, he is responsible for the Windows operating system and as well the software of Windows in the company’s hardware lineup, including the most popular HoloLens.
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is today announcing the new reorganized executive team, and the Terry Myerson is stepping down. Microsoft is replacing Myerson with four new leaders, and in the restructuring, a new group “Experiences and Devices” is formed which includes three major groups namely Devices team, Windows Experiences team, New Experiences and Technology, and Enterprise Mobility and Management.
Experiences and Devices led by Rajesh Jha has these groups
- Devices team led by Panos Panay.
- Windows Experiences led by Joe Belfiore.
- New Experiences and Technology led by Kudo Tsunoda.
- Enterprise Mobility and Management led by Brad Anderson.
The Cloud + Platform and AT + Research teams include Azure and the company’s AI platform. Harry Shum will still lead AI and Research, while Scott Guthrie will lead a new team Cloud and Platform.
Nadella says that Myerson will pursue his new chapter outside, although he will continue to be part of Microsoft for a few months to help the new team in the transition.
Myerson in a LinkedIn post revealed that he and Nadella have been discussing the new plans for a while now. Today, it becomes real and Myerson shared his journey at Microsoft in a long post.
“Leaving fills me with many emotions. But I’m mostly filled with gratitude and optimism – gratitude for the experiences I have had and optimism for the future ahead – both for Microsoft and myself,” he writes.
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