Kara Swisher, in All Things D, writes that Microsoft is about to go through a massive restructuring, and will announce what exactly it plans to do on July 1.
That prospect has many top managers at the company worried, since Ballmer has been making these significant plans with limited consultation with the wider leadership group at the software giant. Instead, he has been working with only a small group of his direct reports and also some Microsoft board members, numerous sources said.
Swisher says that many of the senior executives have been left in the dark, while CEO Steve Ballmer changes Microsoft's focus to a "devices and services company." Nobody knows what to expect since so little information has been released, and the company already went through a relatively major reorganization in 2008. Swisher makes some speculation as to what will be announced internally.
Focus internally is especially strong on Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Servers and Tools division; Tony Bates, president of its Skype communications unit; and Don Mattrick, president of its Interactive Entertainment division. In addition, many are wondering how the job of Qi Lu, president of Microsoft’s Online Services unit, will shift, as well as that of Terry Myerson, who runs the company’s Windows Phone division...
Many expect him to soon begin unveiling his plans internally, just ahead of the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year. It’s not clear when a public announcement will be made.
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