Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2019: Using the Cloud for Competitive AdvantageIn a move aimed at creating ''greater agility'', Microsoft has reorganized its business into three divisions.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday announced the reorganization, which will split the company into the Microsoft Platform Products & Services Division, Microsoft Business Division and Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division. Ballmer will appoint a president to each division.
Microsoft Platform Products & Services Division includes the Windows Client, Server and Tools, as well as MSN business units.
''The platform groups have great expertise in creating a software platform and user experience that touches millions of people,'' Ballmer said in a statement. ''By combining these areas of expertise, we will deliver greater value to our customers.''
The Platform Products and Services Division will actually have two presidents initially -- Kevin Johnson and Jim Allchin.