Microsoft CIO Tony Scott resigns

Microsoft is now on the hunt for a new CIO after Tony Scott resigned to follow up on his own personal projects.

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.