Microsoft rewarded one of its longest-serving executives, Bob Muglia, with a promotion today. He was named president of the Server and Tools Business, an operating segment that has turned in a streak of 25 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth. It’s not immediately clear whether the change is part of an organizational shift that would make Server and Tools its own division.
I have commented in the past that Server and Tools is the Rodney Dangerfield of Microsoft because it seems to get no organizational respect despite regularly turning in stellar performances. More background on Mr. Muglia and his comeback from a disastrous stint as head of Microsoft’s Internet business is in this Wall Street Journal article.