Barney's Blog

Blog archive

A Muglia Migration

Microsoft hasn't exactly seen an executive exodus, but instead a steady departure of key execs, including Bill Gates, Jeff Raikes, Ray Ozzie and now Bob Muglia.

Muglia isn't nearly as famous at these other three, but as a 23-year veteran and most recently leader of the Server and Tools division, Muglia had a lot of power.

For those not steeped in Microsoft organizational history, Servers and Tools brings in around $16 billion a year (at least that's the run rate) and sells development tools, the Windows Server family, security and management software and Azure.

The division has growth that would make most companies proud. But Microsoft is never content with just good -- it wants great. And that's why Steve Ballmer is trolling for a new leader, one with clear cloud chops and lots of savvy.

On a personal note, I've always found Muglia straightforward and accessible, and have personally watched him interact with customers -- in the exact same manner. I'm sure he'll do well in his next endeavor -- even if it's lying on a beach!

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/12/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft Hires Movial To Build Android OS for Microsoft Devices

    Microsoft has hired the Romanian operations of software engineering and design services company Movial to develop an Android-based operating system solution for the Microsoft Devices business segment.

  • Microsoft Ending Workflows for SharePoint 2010 Online Next Month

    Microsoft on Monday gave notice that it will be ending support this year for the "workflows" component of SharePoint 2010 Online, as well as deprecating that component for SharePoint 2013 Online.

  • Why Windows Phone Is Dead, But Not Completely Gone

    Don't call it a comeback (because that's not likely). But as Brien explains, there are three ways that today's smartphone market leaves the door open for Microsoft to bring Windows back to smartphones.

  • Feature Update Deferral Mix-Up in Windows 10 Version 2004 Further Explained

    Microsoft last week described the confusion it is attempting to avoid by removing the client graphical user interface (GUI)-based controls to defer Windows 10 feature updates, starting with version 2004.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.