Last year in a letter to shareholders CEO Steve Ballmer called Microsoft a “devices and services company” and now All Things D is reporting that Ballmer will unveil plans for a major restructuring of the company on July 1. According to the report, this major reshuffle will be a part of his plans to restructure Microsoft as a devices and services company. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this category
Ballmer reportedly plans on merging the Windows and Windows Phone divisions and the group could be handled by both Julie Larsen Green and Terry Myerson who currently handles the Windows Phone division. This was also previously reported by Bloomberg. According to All Things D, a source has said Titanic changes are incoming, and these could be a mark of Steve Ballmer’s legacy on Microsoft. Also Read - Nintendo Direct E3 2021: Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, a new Legend of Zelda and more
The changes will streamline the convoluted structure of the company, and there will be a big focus on three senior executives – Satya Nadella, Don Mattrick and Tony Bates – the heads of the Servers and Tools, Interactive Entertainment and Skype Communications divisions respectively. Also Read - Windows 11 leaked online: Centralised start menu, revamped UI, new widgets, here's what to expect
Ballmer has not discussed plans with many senior executives and has only discussed plans with few top lieutenants and the Microsoft board. We have already witnessed Microsoft’s president for the Windows division Steven Sinofsky leave the company, and now there are questions regarding the future of Qi Lu, who leads the Online services unit and Terry Myserson who leads the Windows Phone division, though he might end up co-leading the purported unified Windows division with Julie Larsen Green as still there is not a unified applications platform for Windows 8 and Windows Phone and both even have different online marketplaces.