Seattle Times: In an e-mail message to employees, Microsoft president of the Server and Tools division, Bob Muglia, announced that he is leaving the company to pursue "new opportunities outside Microsoft." In his position, Muglia had overseen Windows Server, SQL Server and Microsoft's virtualization and cloud computing offerings.
"This is simply recognition that all businesses go through cycles and need new and different talent to manage through those cycles," said company CEO Steve Ballmer. "Bob has been a phenomenal partner throughout this process, and he and his leadership team have the right strategy in place."
A number of other high-profile executives have left Microsoft recently, including Stephen Elop, Robbie Bach, Ray Ozzie and Chris Liddell.