Here's a look at strategic Microsoft executives who are leaving the company or are being demoted, and who's stepping in to replace them.
The Office exec joined the Vista project in March; he's senior VP of Windows and Windows Live engineering.
Retiring in January. As platforms group co-president, he's been responsible for every big Windows release.
A programming expert, he retooled Windows development and is now VP in charge of the system kernel.
A senior VP known for cheerleading, he led Windows XP but was reassigned this year after Vista deadline slips.
Promoted in June from CTO to chief software architect. Ozzie is the person most responsible for the future of Windows. He came to Microsoft when it bought his company Groove Networks, and his computing roots stretch back to Lotus Notes, 1-2-3 and Visicalc.
Will ease out of day-to-day management over the next two years as he devotes more time to his charitable foundation.
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