Paul Flessner, the Microsoft senior vice president in charge of SQL Server and storage, is stepping back from his day-to-day duties, CRN has learned.
Flessner, vice president of the Data Storage and Platform Division, will hand over daily responsibilities to Ted Kummert, a corporate vice president, on Jan. 1, a company spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Flessner has been with the company for 12 years
Insiders were informed of the move in a memo from Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, earlier Tuesday.
Flessner is stepping back to do projects and spend time with family, the spokeswoman said.
Kummert’s bio is here. You may recall that SQL Server was a bright spot in last quarter’s hohum Microsoft earnings report.