After almost 20 years in the company, Panos Panay has decided to leave Microsoft. Panos has had an incredible impact on our products and culture, as well as the broader device ecosystem. Under Panos’ leadership, the team created the iconic Surface brand with beloved products. Most recently, as a Windows leader, the team has delivered incredible services and experiences to hundreds of millions of people with Windows 11 on innovative devices, including those from our OEM partners. He will be missed and I am personally very grateful for his many contributions over the years. Please join me in wishing him the best.
In the future, we will double our strategy. These changes will take effect immediately with Panos assisting in the transition.
Build silicon, systems, and devices that span Windows, client, and cloud for an AI world. This team will be led by Pavan Davuluriwho will report directly to me. Brett Ostrum, Nino Storniolo, Linda Averett, Ken Pan, Ralf Groene, Aidan Marcuss, Carlos Picoto, Stevie Bathiche, Robin Seiler, Ruben Caballero and Anuj Gosalia They will move to report to Pavan with their equipment intact. Windows planning and release management will continue to be on this team. Our commitment to Surface and MR remains unchanged.
Create experiences that combine web, services, and Windows for an AI world. To this end, Shilpa Ranganathan, Jeff Johnson and Ali Akgun will report directly to Mikhail Parakhin and form a new Web and Windows Experiences Team, moving with their teams intact.
Yusuf Mehdi will assume responsibility for leading the Windows and Surface businesses with our OEM and retail partners.
Besides, Charles Simonyi, Terri Chudzik, and Erin Kolb will join the E&D management teams and Ralf Groene and mike davidson They will work together to achieve the best alignment in the design teams.
We will schedule time for an AMA in the coming days to answer questions. Let us continue to focus on the execution of our existing plans. Thank you for all you do and the impact you have for our customers and partners.