Microsoft announced Scott's appointment to the newly created role on January 24. Scott also will be part of Microsoft's inner circle, its Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Scott will continue as senior VP of infrastructure for LinkedIn and remain a member of its executive management team. Before holding that title, Scott was senior vice president of engineering and operations at LinkedIn, and before that, a member of engineering leadership teams at Google and AdMob. Scott also is an advisor to several Silicon Valley startups and an angel investor.
I've asked Microsoft how the existing CTOs for a number of Microsoft's individual businesses will report into and work with Scott. No word back so far.
Update: CTOs of Microsoft's individual businesses (example: Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure) will continue to report to the heads of those businesses, a spokesperson said.