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June 28, 2006 at 2:42 PM

Microsoft Business Division personnel moves

Microsoft today announced the following changes in its business division:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM development, Line of Business Interoperability and Business Intelligence groups are now under the Office Business Platform group, headed by Kurt DelBene.

Lewis Levin was promoted to corporate vice president of Office Business Application Strategy.

Marketing for Exchange, Unified Communications and Office Business Applications now falls under the leadership of Chris Capossela, corporate vice president of the business division’s Product Management group.

The Worldwide Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) group, which sells to small and mid-sized businesses, will move to report to Kevin Turner, chief operating officer. Eduardo Rosini was appointed corporate vice president of that group.

Orlando Ayala is joining SMS&P as senior vice president of the Emerging Segments Market Development team, reporting to Turner. This team will look at long-term business opportunities and investments in emerging markets. More information on this effort is due out in the fall.

Allison Watson, part of the SMS&P leadership team, was promoted to corporate vice president and will join Turner’s extended leadership team.

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