News agency Reuters has confirmed plans for a Microsoft reorg, saying that the change will come sometime in the next several weeks. As reported in a special weekend edition of WinInfo, Microsoft president Steve Ballmer is planning a massive makeover for the software maker that would reorganize its business units by categories such as Windows & Internet, Enterprise, Developer, and Office.
"As usual, the company is looking at the organization to ensure that it is mapping to the most important customer opportunities," a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed Sunday.
The most exciting news is that the reorg is expected to include the triumphant return of Brad Silverberg, who left Microsoft for a yearlong sabbatical when other executives ignored his warnings about various Windows projects running out of control. Silverberg is expected to head a new division dedicated to Windows consumer and Internet products