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Microsoft Slices Storage From Search

By Mary Jander, January 11, 2008, NOON

When Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft's Business Division (MBD), retires in September, the Server and Tools Business he oversaw, home of Microsoft Storage Server products, will also leave MBD.

It is Microsoft's plan to move Server and Tools into a separate division under the leadership of its current SVP Bob Muglia, who will then answer directly to Microsoft president Steve Ballmer.

Raikes will be replaced by Juniper's ex-COO, Stephen Elop.

Perhaps none of this will have a direct impact on storage customers. But it's interesting to see the Server and Tools division moving out on its own. The implication is that market growth has advanced the status of the server product line within Microsoft.

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