Windows Chief Terry Myerson Leaving Microsoft

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				By			Costea Lestoc

Rajesh Jha, who now leads parts of the Office team will head this group.

"The objective of this team is to instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices", Nadella said.

Enterprise Mobility and Management: Brad Anderson will continue to lead our Windows Enterprise deployment and management efforts with even tighter alignment across Microsoft 365 and will partner closely with the EMS teams within Cloud + AI Platform.

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 is undergoing a major reorganization, shaking up the Windows group as the company prioritizes the injection of artificial intelligence into its products.




Build 17634 was probably already in the can before Microsoft planned to announce Terry Myerson's departure, but it'll be interesting to see how the company prioritizes Windows development, treatment of Insider testing and access to engineers in the future. Last year, Microsoft laid the groundwork created to make Windows part of a recurring subscription business via Microsoft 365, which is a bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and elements of the Enterprise Security + Mobility service. Business AI will be merged with business applications under James Phillips, while Eric Lockard will lead a cloud + AI division and Alex Kipman will handle the cloud side of the mixed reality business and Eric Boyd will handle AI cognitive services- things like Azure's machine learning tools. Guthrie, a Microsoft lifer, is being given control of some of Microsoft most important bets on cloud and edge computing driven by applied machine-learning techniques.

The Windows and Devices Group is no more. "The goal of this team is to instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices", Nadella said.

The CEO has appointed Microsoft Devices head Panos Panay chief product officer to lead hardware development. Certain parts of Microsoft's AI + Research group are also moving to Guthrie's organization. "The goal of this team is to drive platform coherence and compelling value across all layers of the tech stack", the CEO wrote in an email to employees released by Microsoft.

On their Windows Blog, the team behind the Dev Center said members of the developer community told them they needed a way to test apps or games with a live audience in order to make changes, get feedback, and improve the product before it is released publicly.

Finally, another key new unit that was largely overlooked will be called the AI and Ethics in Engineering and Research, or AETHER, Committee.

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