Microsoft's Scott Guthrie shuffles the Cloud & Enterprise deck

Summary:Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie is putting his own stamp on his internal organization with a quick reorg.

Just a month after being appointed officially as the Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise (C&E) team, Scott Guthrie is putting his own stamp on the unit.


Guthrie was named interim head of Cloud & Enterprise following former C&E chief Satya Nadella's appointment as CEO of Microsoft. In April, he was officially designated as the leader of C&E.

From what I've heard from my sources, Guthrie announced internally late last week the reorganization of his management team.

Guthrie is believed to be moving away from the "triad"/functional organizational model that became increasingly popular inside the company over the past few years. Under that model, a dev/test/program management trio was appointed to run an entire business unit.

Guthrie is making tweaks that affect execution, rather than changing the goals or product line-up from his team, at least at this point, according to one contact.

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Spearheading Guthrie's new team is Corporate Vice President Jason Zander , who owns Azure; Corporate Vice President Bill Laing, who owns Windows Server; Corporate Vice President Soma Somasegar, who owns the Developer Division; and Ranga Rengarajan, who owns SQL Server. ( Microsoft quietly hired Rengarajan away from SAP last year.)

Quentin Clark, the former Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Data Platform, is moving to Microsoft Business Solutions (the Dynamics CRM/ERP unit) and reporting to Executive Vice President Kirill Tatarinov, my contacts say. Clark will be heading up strategy for MBS, sources say. Brad Anderson, who has been most recently the Corporate Vice President of Program Management for Windows Server and System Center, has a new role in C&E, as head of enterprise client management, which includes oversight of Windows Intune, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Remote Desktop, among other products.

Microsoft officials declined to comment on the alleged changes.

Topics: Cloud, CXO, Enterprise Software, Microsoft


Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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