Microsoft news recap: Satya Nadella reshuffles the company, Terry Myerson leaving Microsoft after 21 years, and more

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Satya Nadella reshuffles Microsoft

In an letter to employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a reshuffle of the company, which means that the Windows division is no longer an overarching entity covering various areas of the business, but instead sits on in its own area under the Experiences & Devices group. Below is how the new structure will look:

  • Experiences and Devices, led by Rajesh Jha
    • Devices – Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer
    • Windows, led by Joe Belfiore
    • New Experiences and Technology, led by Kudo Tsunoda
    • Enterprise Mobility and Management, led by Brad Anderson
  • Cloud + AI Platform, led by Scott Guthrie
    • Azure, led by Jason Zander
    • Business Applications Group, led by James Phillips
    • Universal Store and Commerce Platform, led by Eric Lockard
    • AI Perception & Mixed Reality, a new team led by Alex Kipman
    • AI Cognitive Services and Platform, led by Eric Boyd
  • AI + Research, led by Harry Shum

Terry Myerson says thank you for 21 years at Microsoft

As part of Satya Nadella’s reshuffle of the company, Terry Myerson will be stepping down as Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, marking 21 years at Microsoft.

LinkedIn will soon include auto-playing video ads in your Newsfeed

In a move that will bring LinkedIn ever-closer to its rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, the professional-oriented social network will be rolling out auto-playing video ads. These ads have been tested with over 700 advertisers since last October, and now LinkedIn is ready to begin rolling them out to all advertisers. Sound will be turned off by default on auto-playing video ads.


Microsoft announces April 3 registration date for Ignite conference

Registration for Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference opens on 3rd April. The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida between 24th September to 28th September.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news!