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A big shakeup at the top of the Microsoft org structure is taking place with a new report saying that Tony Bates and Tami Reller are leaving the company in the very near future.
Microsoft is expected to announce the new division heads of its reorganization as early as next week, according to a new report. Several current executives will see expanded roles in the company.
Microsoft CMO Tami Reller has stated that Windows 8's learning curve is "real and needs to be addressed", hinting adjustments will be made in Windows Blue to make it easier to pick up and use
Microsoft will likely name its new chief financial officer next week and that person could be a woman for the first time in the company's history, with Tami Reller and Amy Hood the top two candidates.
Tami Reller, Microsoft's CFO, has revealed some basic info on Windows Blue, saying that it will be an opportunity to respond to customer feedback, while pricing will be announced in the coming weeks
Tami Reller, the CFO of Microsoft's Windows division, answered questions at a financial conference this week where she admitted there were not enough Windows 8 touch screen PCs in the market yet.
The departure of Steven Sinofsky as head of Microsoft's Windows division means that two other people, Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller, will be assuming his duties.