Now, the company is reorganizing teams to keep the good vibes flowing, according to an internal memo unearthed by Business Insider. The company is creating new teams, like a Data Group, and consolidating old ones to bring workers across different areas closer together.
The company was late to the cloud game and still lags far behind Amazon Web Services, but the business is growing and quickly becoming an increasingly central part of everything Microsoft does.
The company reported on Thursday that commercial cloud revenue is now at an annual run rate of more than $8.2 billion. Office 365 consumer subscriptions reached 18.2 million, an increase of about 3 million subscribers during the quarter.
To prepare for the next chapter, Microsoft Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise Group Scott Guthrie sent out an internal memo detailing the shakeup. Here are the changes he laid out. For the full memo, head on over to Business Insider.
- The new Data Group: Microsoft is combining its Information Management and Machine Learning (IMML) and Data Platform teams to create the new Data Group. It will be led by Joseph Sirosh and will be responsible for SQL Server, SQL DB, and the Cortana Analytics Suite.
- Database chief T.K. Rengarajan: Rengarajan is leaving his current post and will now oversee the Microsoft Global Development Centers and work with The Garage to bring experimental ideas to market.
- Azure team: The Cloud Server Infrastructure team is now part of the Azure team, in order to let the company build its cloud infrustructure hardware and software closer together. The group is still led by Jason Zander.
Enterprise Cloud Group: The Hybrid Storage and Data Protection team as well as the Content Publishing team will both join the Enterprise Cloud Group, which is still led by Mike Neil.
- New Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence team: The AppPlat Team, the Dynamics ERP team and the Power BI team are all being brought together to form the new Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence team.
New Identity team: David Treadwell will lead the new team responsible for Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft’s other identity products.