Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the Redmond-based company to pursue "personal projects". Scott had been in the position since 2008 when he replaced fired CIO Stuart Scott.
News of Tony Scott's resignation was first reported by Geekwire, after Microsoft employees were notified last week. Microsoft has since released a statement confirming Scott's resignation.
Microsoft vice-president of IT product and services management Jim Dubois will stand in as the company's CIO while a replacement is sought.
One of Scott's notable responsibilities has been in the company's movement towards the cloud, telling CEO Steve Ballmer in mid-2010 that moving 85 to 90 percent of the company's internal apps to the cloud by 2020 was one of its top priorities.