Microsoft plans to look inside and outside of the company for Johnson's replacement, a Microsoft spokesperson said on July 7. In the meantime, Johnson's direct reports will report to Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood, the spokesperson added.
Magic Leap, which competes with Microsoft's own HoloLens augmented-reality technology, is struggling. In April, the company laid off approximately 600 of its 1,900-member workforce. Magic Leap describes its focus as neither virtual reality nor augmented reality; instead, it makes "spatial computers," the company's positioning statement says.
A week ago, Corporate Vice President President Ann Johnson, who has been key to Microsoft's enterprise and cybersecurity efforts, moved over to Johnson's Business Development business. Johnson is now Corporate Vice President of Business Development with a focus on security, compliance and identity, according to her LinkedIn profile.