Microsoft’s Andy Lees Working on Special Project, Replaced by Terry Myerson

Redmond based Microsoft Corp., has decided to replace the head of its Windows Phone Division Andy Lees with vice president Terry Myerson taking over.

According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Lees will now be working with him to make sure that Windows 8 and Windows Phone have the maximum possible impact on the market in 2012.

Lees was the president of the division for past three years and now his new duties includes working on the development of the Windows 8 project. The new role has been assigned to him based on requests made by the Ballmer.

Ballmer stated that, "I have asked Andy Lees to move to a new role working for me on a time-critical opportunity focused on driving maximum impact in 2012 with Windows Phone and Windows 8," reported AllThingsD.

The present interim leader of the Windows Phone Division, Myerson, is working with Microsoft since 1997 and before this promotion he was the corporate vice president and headed various engineering efforts for its mobile phone unit. Myerson's latest responsibility will involve marketing, adding business development and much more.