Microsoft Restructures Its Windows Core OS Division

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 10-12-2006

Microsoft has restructured its Windows Core Operating System Division into five teams in a move designed to better focus on PC hardware and provide a richer set of customer solutions.

The software giant is also making changes on the security front by bringing its security, Trustworthy Computing and Engineering Excellence teams together in one group, known as the Trustworthy Computing Team, Jim Desler, Microsoft's group public relations manager, told eWEEK Oct. 12.

But the division's top management remains unchanged under Jon DeVaan, as senior vice president for engineering strategy, who reports to Kevin Johnson, co-president of the platform and services division.

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That executive structure was put in place when Microsoft restructured its platform and services division earlier this year. The company said that move was designed to better align the existing Windows and MSN assets with Microsoft's overall Live strategy.

But sources told eWEEK at the time that the delay in the release of Windows Vista was the catalyst for the move, more so than Microsoft's stated goal of "ensuring the company delivers a full range of software-based services to consumers and businesses around the world."

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