Citing a need to “drive greater agility in the execution of its software and services strategy,” Microsoft has re-organized itself into three new divisions.
Previously, the division of the company that was in charge of the Windows Mobile operating system was the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division.
Under the new organization system, this group is being combined with the group that is responsible for the Xbox to create a new Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division.
Its president is Robbie Bach, with Pieter Knook as the senior vice president. Previously, Bach was in charge of the gaming division, while Knook lead the mobile devices division.
According to a statement from the company, this re-organization will “consolidate Microsoft’s industry engagement around devices to deliver even richer and more relevant scenarios for individuals at work, at home and when they’re mobile. It will also bring more focus to the company’s efforts in entertainment and related devices and services.”
The rest of Microsoft is now organized into the Microsoft Platform Products & Services Division and the Microsoft Business Division.
Essentially, the Platform Products group will be in charge of Windows and MSN, while the Business Group will handle the Microsoft Office suite.
Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.