Ideally, the combination would portend more seamless connections between Microsoft’s hardware and software.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella likes to cite the example of clicking the Surface Pro 3 pen to open a One Note file, and while that app is part of a different group, it’s the type of integration that could become more common between Windows and Microsoft’s devices as a result of this change.
The move coincides with the departure of Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who rejoined Microsoft as part of the Nokia smartphone acquisition.
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(Of course, declaring a reorg and getting teams to actually work together are two different things.) The executive changes bring tons of internal political implications at the highest levels of the company.
With the changes, Myerson has “quickly become the most powerful guy at Microsoft under Satya Nadella,” says Business Insider’s Julie Bort.
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