Twenty-six-year Microsoft veteran Treadwell said in a note in July that CEO Satya Nadella had asked him to leave Windows to take on a new role in Cloud & Enterprise. Most recently, Treadwell had been the Corporate Vice President in charge of Windows Engineering program management.
As part of this latest move, Microsoft is splitting the Identity and Security unit into two separate units, according to sources. While Treadwell heads Identity, Bharat Shah is now the Corporate Vice President of Security, I've heard. Microsoft officials would not comment when I asked about the division of the Identity and Security functions.
There are no changes in Smith's direct reports or other organizational changes as a result of the move. Smith will be working more on cross-company issues around engineering, public policy, legal and corporate social responsibility and do more to represent the company externally.
Smith will continue to lead in Microsoft policies around privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion, and will remain a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Nadella announced Smith's new title via an internal e-mail on September 11.