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Microsoft Appoints New Division Leaders

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Microsoft announced some new leadership promotions today. The company promoted Kurt DelBene to president of the Microsoft Office Division, Andy Lees to president of the Mobile Communications Business, and Don Mattrick to president of the Interactive Entertainment Business.

"Today’s promotions underscore the strength of Microsoft’s collective leadership team and set us up well to execute against a powerful lineup of products this fall," said CEO Steve Ballmer. "Not only is the team ready to capitalize on major momentum with our existing products like Office, SharePoint and Halo: Reach, but they are simultaneously bringing entirely new experiences to market with Windows Phone 7 and Kinect for Xbox 360."

DelbeneDelBene has been with Microsoft for 18 years. Most recently, he led the engineering and development teams for the Microsoft Business Division, including the development of the recently launched Office 2010 products and services.

The company is quick to point out that Office 2010 has already become the fastest selling consumer version of Office. As president, DelBene assumes responsibility for the Microsoft Office Division, including both the engineering and marketing functions for clients, servers and services for information workers, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, Visio and Microsoft’s speech technology investment.

Lees has been with the company for 20 years. He has been at the center of the development of Windows Phone 7. He’ll continue to oversee the overall product development and marketing of the company’s mobility efforts. 

Mattrick doesn’t have as much history with the company,having joined in just 2007, leading the Interactive Entertainment business for Microsoft. He’ll oversee Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Kinect, Zune Music and Video, and Mediaroom, as well as PC and mobile interactive entertainment.

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    “The company is quick to point out that Office 2010 has already become the fastest selling consumer version of Office. “.. really? comparing to what, office 2007, office 97?
    This sentence does not make too much sense, since the market is already saturated with a previous versions and alternatives and without hard core statistic it doe snot mean too much. ther is a very little reaosn to update to 2010 if you already have 2007 version.

    On the other site, if no one used Kingsoft Office 2009, but now there are hundred of thousands of users using Kingsoft Office 2010 does not it qualifies for the “fastest selling” one? Same could apply for LibreOffice which did not exist before, but now does ( renamed OpenOffice.org, exclusion for “selling” ;-)). I just wanted to point that some “positive” statements can backfire if no data is provided.