Panos In, Joe B Out (Premium)


As part of a massive reorg, Microsoft has put Panos Panay in charge of Windows and has bounced Joe Belfiore over to Office. If you care at all about Windows, this is a great move, as Microsoft is finally dealing with two of its biggest mistakes of the past few years.

The first, of course, is that with the removal of Terry Myerson as the head of Windows---who failed by succeeding at the terrible task given to him by CEO Satya Nadella---Microsoft put this once formidable product into a tailspin with no direct leadership and, as bad, no direct representation on Nadella’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT). With Panos in charge of Windows now, that first transgression has been reversed, though Windows is still not directly represented on the SLT.

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