(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Microsoft executive Bob Muglia will step down from his position later this year, according to recent reports.
The announcement was made through a memo sent out by Steve Ballmer to Microsoft employees on Monday.
As of now, Muglia will remain the president of the Server and Tools Business until his replacement is found. Although no actual date has been announced, he is expected to be leaving sometime this summer.
In Ballmer’s memo, he praised Muglia for his accomplishments for building his division into a $15 billion a year business.
He also wrote that the decision was made to hire a new leader and that all businesses go through new cycles and need new leaders to manage them.
Muglia has been with Microsoft for 23 years. During his tenure, Bob led development efforts for Microsoft Office and Windows NT. He also managed Micorsoft’s development and infrastructure products, which include Microsoft Windows Server, SQLServer, and Visual Studio.