Microsoft Makes Management Changes At MSN

Microsoft has made changes to top level executives in its MSN division.

The changes have brought in former AOL Chief Technology Officer Ted Cahall to head the development of the platform.

An internal memo, procured by All Things Digital, and released by Microsoft Senior Vice President Satya Nadella, said that Cahall will replace Erik Jorgensen, who was previously in-charge of content strategy, editorial and overall development of MSN.

According to the memo, Jorgensen will head the mobile division, where he will be responsible for product strategy and mobile execution along with developing location and mapping services for Microsoft's Bing.

Nadella wrote: “We have built strong momentum on MSN, and fully expect this to continue. MSN is a critical part of our online strategy, creating personally and socially relevant content experiences that drive massive amounts of traffic to Bing while maintaining a successful display advertising business.”

Cahall previously worked with United Online, Bank of America, AOL and CNET, and will now be working with Jorgensen for the next one month to ensure a smooth transition to his new position.