Microsoft's head of servers and tools division Robert Muglia is set to leave the company after 23 years of service.
In a letter to employees, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Muglia is set to quit his job this summer and that the company has already begun the search for his replacement.
Ballmer said that it was his decision to remove Muglia from the position, indicating that the two may have had some kind of fallout.
“This is simply recognition that all businesses go through cycles and need new and different talent to manage through those cycles. Bob has been a phenomenal partner throughout this process, and he and his leadership team have the right strategy in place,” Ballmer wrote in the letter.
Microsoft's decision has surprised many as the server and tools division had been doing well. The division had an operating profit of $5.49 billion on revenue of $14.87 billion at the end of the fiscal year ending 30 June.