Microsoft reorganizes its Server and Tools unit

Now that Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 are starting to roll out to customers, Microsoft is making some org changes to the unit that built the products.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

On the heels of releasing to manufacturing Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012, the Microsoft Server and Tools team has been reorganized.



Satya Nadella remains the President of the unit. But a number of senior leaders reporting to him now have new titles:
Scott Guthrie. New title: Corporate Vice President (CVP) of Program Management. Former title: CVP Azure App Platform
Jason Zander. New title: CVP of Development. Former title: CVP Visual Studio
Bharat Shah. New title: CVP of Test & Engineering Systems. Former title: CVP Active Directory and Identity
Brad Anderson. New title: CVP of Program Management. Former title: CVP of Management and Security
Bill Laing. New title: CVP of Development. Former title: CVP Server and Cloud
Craig Fleischman. New title: Partner Director of Test and Engineering Systems. Former title: Partner Director of Test and Operations.
"A good chunk of STB (Server and Tools Business) has gone functional up to Satya, so mirroring the (Windows President Steven) Sinofsky world," said one of my sources, in explaining the new, flatter corporate structure that he said had been put in place.
The Windows Embedded team, which became part of the Server and Tools unit in 2010, has been moved into the Data Platform Group under Corporate Vice President Ted Kummert as part of this reorg, as well.
Microsoft officials confirmed the STB reorg details above, with General Manager of Communications Amy Bardzukas offering the following statement:
"There were some changes in the Server and Tools engineering organization. It is not at all uncommon for there to be occasional shifts throughout the product cycle. The purpose of the reorg is to create a consistent engineering structure for improved alignment and faster decision making. The completion of a significant Windows server product development cycle provides us with an opportunity to improve our alignment. We continue to focus on the service we run and the infrastructure we provide to help cloud optimize our customers’ businesses."
Microsoft's Server and Tools unit is a consistently solid performer, generating more revenues than Windows client in Microsoft's most recent fiscal quarter.

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