Microsoft reorg tweaks are continuing, with the company's Applications and Services Group (ASG) doing the executive shuffle this week.As first reported by Recode, Microsoft's Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green is picking up some additional responsibilities, adding Office customer engineering to her Chief Experience Officer role.
For the past couple of years, Corporate Vice President Kirk Koenigsbauer ran Office client and services.. Recode is reporting that Koenigsbauer is moving to a new role in Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela's organization.
I asked Microsoft for comment and was told by a spokesperson that the company is confirming that Larson-Green will add these new responsibilities. Koenigsbauer will head up ASG Marketing under Capossela.
Last week, Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise team made tweaks to its organization, resulting in the creation of some new groups and new roles for some of its executives, including T.K. "Ranga" Rengarajan moving from that business unit to a new position in Microsoft's Technology and Research group.
Larson-Green was appointed Chief Experience Officer in 2014, reporting directly to ASG Executive Vice President Qi Lu. Before taking on that role, Larson-Green had been leading the Devices Group with responsibility for development of Microsoft's various hardware platforms, including Xbox and Surface, plus Microsoft Studios.
Before that, Larson-Green was heading up Windows software and hardware engineering, following the departure of Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky. Most of Sinofsky's direct reports back in 2012, including Larson-Green, had moved to Windows from Office.
Larson-Green led user-interface design for Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007 and is largely credited with bringing the Ribbon UI to Office.