Microsoft pushes former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to the side -update

Jun

18

2015

Microsoft pushes former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to the side and bring the division to which he directed under the branch of the organization that develops Windows. The resignation is part of a reorganization in the top of the Redmondse company.

The reorganization at the top of the company follows a major round of layoffs last year, with thousands of employees lost their jobs. Microsoft announced the departure of Elop and two other top executives themselves to. In addition, Mark Penn goes away, the marketing manager who was responsible for the advertising campaign Scroogled which Microsoft arrows founded Google.

Elop had long been chief executive at Microsoft. He led the Office division before joining Nokia in 2010. As director, he recorded the decision to halt the development of the Symbian and MeeGo operating systems and to put everything in Microsoft’s mobile operating system Windows Phone.

Elop was in the race to succeed Steve Ballmer as president of Microsoft but ultimately the choice fell on Satya Nadella . Elop was since Microsoft last year, Nokia’s telefoontak took over the control of the Surface- and Lumia division of Microsoft, but the division now goes along with the branch that develops Windows led by Terry Myerson.

After the reorganization, Microsoft still consists of three major divisions. Windows and Devices, and Enterprise and Cloud Applications and Services. The leaders of the other divisions, Elop, Kirill Tatarinov and Eric Rudder, go away at some point, but when that will be exactly, Microsoft did not disclose.

Update, 18:07: Also Jo Harlow, who heads the state of development of smartphones within Microsoft and also comes from Nokia, is leaving the company, reports The Verge. Microsoft has confirmed this information.

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