Microsoft goes internal for new Business Solutions chief

Since Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella the head of its combined Live Search/adCenter business in March, the company had been searching for a new head of its Dynamics ERP/CRM business. On June 30, officials announced the search was over.

Microsoft is moving Kirill Tatarinov, currently the head of its Management and Solutions unit, to lead the Microsoft Business Solutions business.

The MBS team, which oversees the Microsoft Dynamics ERP/CRM family of products, had been searching for a new chief since March, when Microsoft moved Satya Nadella from MBS to head up the newly combined Live Search/adCenter business.

Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) is part of Microsoft's larger Microsoft Business Division, which encompass Microsoft Office, SharePoint Server and Microsoft's unified-communications products.

Tatarinov is a five year Microsoft veteran. Before Microsoft, Tatarinov was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for BMC software.

No word yet on who will replace Tatarinov on Microsoft's systems-management side of the business; a search is underway.