This includes the links to get themes and fonts from the Microsoft Store, as well as the link to Windows Defender. In the most recent quarter, its Azure business grew 98 percent and its cloud-based Office 365 offering by 41 percent. The goal of the the newly created "Windows and Devices Group" was, in the CEO's words, to "propel the Windows ecosystem forward" and "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types" to increase hardware sales.
Microsoft's Terry Myerson who has been leading Microsoft's efforts in transforming Windows from a slow to update OS into a more regularly updated product to keep Windows fresh is out after 21 years of service.
"I see this first as cloud and services becoming even more important and that AI is an integral part of real products", said Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.
That move, said Patrick Moorhead, an independent analyst, is Microsoft's effort to show it is "serious about the broader implications of A.I." at a time of rising concern about the technology's influence on people's behavior and as a threat to jobs.
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The introduction of Windows 10 with S mode, which delivers predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via Microsoft Store, has also contributed to the uptake of the operating system by customers and partners for its performance and reliability.
Telemetry data from Microsoft shows that 48% of Windows 10 PCs are still running it, while only 39% are running on Windows 7.
A team led by Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, who helped create company's HoloLens headset, will lead development of Azure's speech, vision and other machine perception services along with mixed reality technologies. The Cloud + AI group will also be absorbing some other parts of Microsoft, including the AI research team.
Panos Panay gets a new title - chief product officer - and still heads up devices. The Windows and Devices Group is being split apart too. Kudo Tsunoda is continuing to spearhead the NEXT (New Experiences and Technology) business, which had its own reorg earlier this year. It will be responsible the development of Azure and the company's rapidly growing portfolio of artificial intelligence tools, a good portion of which are hosted on the cloud platform. The latter area seems to be a particular focus of Nadella's reorganization. The sources also mentioned that Microsoft is now going through a last check of the code for the update and will be rolled out as Build 17133. Joseph Sirosh and team will join this new group.