According to reports, Microsoft is once again planning to make changes to its Windows Team. This reorganization is expected to take place once the company publicly releases Redstone 5, also known as Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Microsoft has been working very hard in finalizing Windows 10 October 2018 Update and it could be released to the manufacturer in the coming weeks. Microsoft last week shipped a build with no known issues and the performance of latest Windows 10 Build 17760 is somewhat stable.
After releasing Windows 10 October 2018 Update to the general public next month, Microsoft might make minor changes to the Windows Team.
Currently, we are not sure of what changes are going to take place or will there be any layoffs. We already know that Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group is leaving Microsoft soon and there’s a chance that the software maker will make some minor changes to the team.
“I’m hearing from somebody who’s become quite reliable lately is that there might be re-org inside of the Windows world after [Windows 10] Redstone 5 ships. This might be actually how Terry Myerson eventually exits after that’s done, and then his role is just kind of diminished. So that would not surprise me if that happened. Just people moving about two more things to just different product lines like Azure and Office and kind of maybe thinning out the Windows team. I don’t think there’s gonna be layoffs. I’m not trying to say that but I think that they’re just gonna be shuffling some people around,” Microsoft watcher Brad Sams reports.
At the moment, the re-organization news is just a rumour and we need to wait a month or two to learn more about the re-org. We already know that Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella is more focused on Cloud, AI and the reorganization could put greater emphasis on Cloud and Artificial Intelligence.
Microsoft recently announced that Terry Myerson will exit from the company’s Windows team to start the next chapter of his career.
Despite the company-wide reorganization, Windows 10 continues to prove to be a powerhouse and Microsoft will remain committed to Windows alongside the portfolio of software and services.
Windows 10 Redstone 5 is just around the corner
As noted above, Microsoft is expected to ship Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5) in the first week of October. After the Redstone 5 update ships, the company will focus on Windows 10 “19H1” and Windows Core OS.