Joe Belfiore
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Microsoft earlier this month announced a major reorganization which resulted in the departure of Terry Myerson from the company. According to a new report, Microsoft seems to be making even more changes within the company. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is making new changes in order to improve the company’s cross-platform efforts.

A new report reveals that Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore will be in charge of the company’s OneNote, Education and To-Do or Wunderlist projects. Microsoft has not confirmed this change yet, but it could possible that reorganization announced earlier this year is undergoing some small changes within the company.

The decision makes sense as by allowing Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore to lead the OneNote could help increase the company’s focus on the cross-platform strategy. Belfiore was recently appointed as chief of the Windows client experiences team as part of Microsoft’s 2018 reorganization.

Belfiore should be able to improve Microsoft’s services across the third-party platforms, his experience could help the team release new updates for apps such as OneNote on Android and iOS. Needless to say, this new change in the organization is an indication of Microsoft’s increasing focus on the cross-platform strategy and suggests that the software giant could soon expand services in the Android and iOS ecosystems.

Microsoft’s Gaurav Saree who is head of Office 365 and Outlook teams will be leading the Skype consumer team. Gaurav Sareen is also the head of the Yammer group. These changes do make sense and it could help Microsoft improve multiple services at the same time.

While Microsoft is yet to publicly announce these changes, it suggests that the company is interested in accelerating the focus and fuel the cross-platform push.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has often been blamed for several rather controversial decisions, and this cross-platform push is one of them. Windows community has often criticised Microsoft for focusing more on third-party platforms.

Microsoft is developing solutions that help people do more, and Satya Nadella has often said that Microsoft’s goal is to improve the users’ productivity.

“We are not some middleman in the marketplace. We are a tool creator, we are not a luxury good manufacturer. That’s not who we are. We are about creating technologies so that others can build,” Microsoft said last year.

  • WPJ

    If Nadella had his way he’d shut down all consumer divisions at once and move into providing services only. That’s how Windows 10 feels recently.