Microsoft shakes up ranks to shoot for the cloud

Microsoft shakes up ranks to shoot for the cloud

Microsoft recently confirmed that it has open-sourced a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) sample for Windows 10 targeted at Linux distribution to help them bring their distros to the Windows Store to run on Windows 10's WSL.

Build 17634 was probably already in the can before Microsoft planned to announce Terry Myerson's departure, but it'll be interesting to see how the company prioritizes Windows development, treatment of Insider testing and access to engineers in the future. Microsoft wouldn't say how many people work on AI + Research today. "I would expect both Windows as a Service and Azure Stack to accelerate".

As part of the reorganization, Jason Zander becomes executive VP of Azure with the Windows platform team joining him.

Outside of the research side, two new teams focused on artificial intelligence will live under Scott Guthrie's Cloud + AI group: AI Perception & Mixed Reality, led by Alex Kipman, and AI Cognitive Services & Platform, led by Eric Boyd. Nadella said that Rajesh Jha, the company's executive vice president for its Product group, will take charge of the new Experiences and Devices division.

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All this marks a major move for Microsoft.

"Having a chief product officer is an indication that the company is leaning more into hardware products, not backing off", he told SiliconANGLE. Computing experiences are evolving to include multiple senses and are no longer bound to one device at a time but increasingly spanning many as we move from home to work and on the go.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft has sought to sell those technologies to cloud customers as new ways to oversee workers, manage equipment and offer training in corporate environments. "Chasing Amazon is likely no more fun than chasing Apple was and Microsoft clearly doesn't want to make the same mistake of letting Amazon get the kind of massive lead that Apple and Google enjoyed".

The group "will ensure our AI platform and experience efforts are deeply grounded within Microsoft's core values and principles and benefit the broader society", Nadella wrote. The executive is the newly appointed head of the company's Azure public cloud. The Microsoft's vision statement from 2017 specifically added a reference to artificial intelligence, saying its strategy is to build "best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence". He oversaw numerous company's products and services, including Windows, Xbox, and HoloLens. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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