Stephen Elop out at Microsoft as it merges OS and device teams

Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who helped engineer Microsoft’s acquisition of that company’s mobile arm, will soon be leaving Microsoft. The software giant announced amanagement restructuring this morning which lists Elop as one of three executives who will be out the door after a “designated transition period.” At Microsoft Elop served as the executive vice president of the Devices and Services group, but now operating system head Terry Myerson will be leading that division as part of a new Windows and Devices Group. The company says it’ll be “focused on enabling more personal computing experiences powered by the Windows ecosystem.”

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