Microsoft Promotes Bob Muglia to President

Just in case you didn’t see this interesting take on the Muglia promotion from Steve Gillmor, writing for TechCrunchIT.

Muglia now commands a Microsoft unit with some 22% of the company’s $60 billion in revenue…

Steve Ballmer’s decision to solidify Muglia’s status after moving Muglia from a report headcount of 3,000 to 1 in 2001 also provides Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie with a powerful ally…

Muglia’s strategic assets (significant revenue and the ability to survive in the nation state politics of Redmond’s Windows and Office groups) are complementary to Ozzie’s command of the direction the company must take to avoid being marginalized by Google and its disruptive advertising model.

Read the whole article here.

UPDATE 1/10/2011

Bob Muglia let go.


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