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August 1, 2006

Microsoft rearranges Windows Vista executives

Posted by David Hunter at 8:30 PM ET.

Elizabeth Montalbano has all the details at InfoWorld, and here’s the big news:

Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows Core Operating System Division (COSD), will transition to a new role in the company once Vista is complete.

Also effective now, Jon DeVaan has joined the Platforms and Services Division as senior vice president of engineering, sharing co-leadership of the COSD with Valentine. DeVaan will drive Windows OS development and cross-platform integration, as well as work on products and services that will follow Windows Vista once Valentine leaves the division.

Also “Dave Cutler, a senior technical fellow, and Amitabh Srivastava, corporate vice president of COSD” will leave after Vista ships to work for Ray Ozzie and Ozzie also “will take over direction” of Live Labs.

Update: Mary Jo Foley has more at Microsoft Watch.



Filed under Brian Valentine, Executives, Jon DeVaan, Microsoft, OS - Client, Ray Ozzie, Windows Vista

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2 Responses to “Microsoft rearranges Windows Vista executives”

  1. Brian Valentine Jumps Microsoft ship for Amazon -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] We mentioned that rearrangement here.Valentine will start at Amazon in mid-September. Filed under Executives, Coopetition, General Business, Employee Retention, Amazon, Microsoft, Brian Valentine   [Permalink] [TrackBack] [...]

  2. Microsoft Weekly Miscellany, October 14, 2006 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet reports that newly appointed Microsoft SVP Jon DeVaan is wasting no time reorganizing the Windows Core Operating System Division for building the successor to Vista (codenamed “Fiji”). The changes don’t take effect until Vista gets out the door though. [...]

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