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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


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