Microsoft is currently busy with its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, which is taking place in Houston Texas this week, Monday to Thursday. The technology titan has made a number of announcements already.
But CEO Steve Ballmer could be saving the best one for Thursday, it seems.
Ballmer’s reorganization plan that is supposed to help the Redmond empire increase its focus on devices and services has been regularly reported in the media — though no official comments have been made yet in this regard.
But a new report claims that Microsoft’s head wants to create, what he calls, “functional coherence” between the various units of the company, and thereby allow each division to more easily collaborate with each other.
According to AllThingsD, Julie Larson-Green, currently in charge of the Windows division is very likely to head up all hardware operations within Microsoft. These, obviously, includes things like Surface, Xbox, even music and TV services.
Terry Myerson, the Windows Phone chief could be appointed head of Windows engineering and platforms. Windows CFO and CMO, Tami Reller, on the other hand, may have a switch in focus to marketing.
In any case, this week is shaping up to be a real interesting one for Microsoft. Not only did the company confirm the RTM availability of Windows 8.1, which itself is the sign of a new direction for Redmond, but Ballmer could pull the trigger on his awaited reorganization plan too.