Will Steve Ballmer pull the trigger on Microsoft's reorganization Thursday?

We have been hearing that Microsoft is 'this close' to launching a major restructuring of its business divisions and its executives for over a month now, but now a new report says that the wait may be close to being over. AllThingsD.com claims that the changes could be revealed later this week, possibly on Thursday.

The report claims that the final details are still being hashed out by Ballmer and adds that fact is making some of the company's major executives a bit nervous. Indeed, the story claims that it is not yet clear just how current Microsoft Office president Kurt DelBene or Microsoft Business Solutions president Kirill Tatarinov will fit in the new company structure; the story even hints they could be leaving Microsoft when everything is revealed. AllThingsD.com also claims that Ballmer has received advice on these decisions from Ford CEO, Alan Mulally.

The current rumors claim that Windows leader Julie Larson-Green will be in charge of Microsoft's hardware products such as the Surface tablets and, most interestingly, the Xbox division, along with Microsoft's music and TV services. The current head of the Windows Phone division, Terry Myerson, is rumored to be in line to oversee all of Windows development in the new order.

Satya Nadella, who currently leads Microsoft's server business, is rumored to lead a new cloud services division in the reorganization and Qi Lu, the head of Microsoft's online services, would also lead a newly organized division that would be in charge of Office, Bing and Skype. Skype president Tony Bates would stick with Microsoft in this new role and will reportedly be in charge of acquisitions and relations with outside software developers.

Source: AllThingsD.com | Image via Microsoft

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Always funny to have a reorg when you are having record profits... but a company that size definatly can trim some fat and make things simplier between departments

neufuse said,
Always funny to have a reorg when you are having record profits... but a company that size definatly can trim some fat and make things simplier between departments

Profits may be up however overall customer satisfaction is at an all time low, and for good reason.

neufuse said,
Always funny to have a reorg when you are having record profits... but a company that size definatly can trim some fat and make things simplier between departments

For a big business, profit means nothing without any future evaluation. For example, unscrupulous CEOs trend to inflate the earning, selling assets and firing personal, however, it trends to hurt the futures incomes.

Order_66 said,

Profits may be up however overall customer satisfaction is at an all time low, and for good reason.

Says who?

bviktor said,

Says who?

If you don't know "who" then you must be living under cave for last few years. Did you not hear windows 8 fiasco, failed tablet strategy, Xbone debacle etc.

Auditor said,

If you don't know "who" then you must be living under cave for last few years. Did you not hear windows 8 fiasco, failed tablet strategy, Xbone debacle etc.

I've only heard complaints from people who haven't actually used it, sorry.

bviktor said,

I've only heard complaints from people who haven't actually used it, sorry.

Yes because people are normally dissatisfied with a product they have never used.

/fanboy logic

@Order...

And if Microsoft was as shortsighted as you are, they'd have died a long time ago.

Also everyone I talk to seems to enjoy the new Windows and Xbox One is looking like it's going to do pretty well, so not really sure where you're coming from.

spenser.d said,
@Order...

And if Microsoft was as shortsighted as you are, they'd have died a long time ago.

In the eyes of many people microsoft died the moment that raving idiot Ballmer took over.

bviktor said,

I've only heard complaints from people who haven't actually used it, sorry.


While personally, besides some bugs that I hope will be fixed by RTM,I do not have big complains about 8.1 stating that the only people who complain about the OS are the ones who have never used it means be in denial....

spenser.d said,
@Order...

And if Microsoft was as shortsighted as you are, they'd have died a long time ago.

Also everyone I talk to seems to enjoy the new Windows and Xbox One is looking like it's going to do pretty well, so not really sure where you're coming from.

Then I don't know who you talked to. I talked to IT professionals and normal users and whoever I talked to hated metro crap. You must be living in denial if you claim people to be happy about windows 8. May be you shut your ears whenever someone tried to give you real feedback about windows 8 fiasco. I don't see much hope to enlighten you as your logic is if someone do not like windows 8 then they have not used windows 8. This reasoning has already been covered by other users.

Profits are high... for now.

The money is based mainly on enterprise sales, and that's thanks to Office lock-in and a cultish devotion from MS "certified" IT staffers.

Cracks in that dam are forming, though.

Auditor said,

Then I don't know who you talked to. I talked to IT professionals and normal users and whoever I talked to hated metro crap. You must be living in denial if you claim people to be happy about windows 8. May be you shut your ears whenever someone tried to give you real feedback about windows 8 fiasco. I don't see much hope to enlighten you as your logic is if someone do not like windows 8 then they have not used windows 8. This reasoning has already been covered by other users.

I never said I subscribed to that line of reasoning. I do think that you're insane if you think everyone hates metro, especially given that Windows Phone's user satisfaction is extremely high. It's you who can't be reasoned with. You just like to hate on MS. It's almost amusing.

Hopefully he will be announcing his resignation, along with the firing of:

* The Windows division
* The Xbox division
* The Office division
* The Windows Phone division

runningnak3d said,
Hopefully he will be announcing his resignation, along with the firing of:

* The Windows division
* The Xbox division
* The Office division
* The Windows Phone division

^This

runningnak3d said,
Hopefully he will be announcing his resignation, along with the firing of:

* The Windows division
* The Xbox division
* The Office division
* The Windows Phone division

You are absolutely right. MS should also close its door and release its source code to public as well. MS people are doing very good job bringing company down to its knees. It is not evident right away but the direction air is blowing this conclusion does not seem to be far fetched.

The restructure is a good move. Unison is what you want these days in the Tech World.

But MS really needs a good Face (PR rep) really bad right now. Ballmar should stop talking at events. Mattrick is gone already, so that kinda worked itself out.

Everybody who seems to talk at their events or interviews, people always seem to want to punch them in the face. Thats not good.

When Sony was doing those PS3 commercials w/Kevin Butler, that was genius move. Everyone like him. I'm not saying that MS go out and get a comedian/actor. But get someone who can explain things clearly, intelligent, and most important Likable.
Billionaire Suits don't know how to speak "normal"

It goes a long way.

I heard they'll be focussing all their efforts on Surface, with it being such a huge hit and all.

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