Microsoft Announces Promotions

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Redmond, Wash. - Microsoft announced several promotions on Friday, including Kurt DelBene to president of the Microsoft office division.

DelBene has been with the company for 18 years, Microsoft said, most recently leading the engineering and development teams for the business division. As president, he assumes responsibility for the Microsoft Office division, including both the engineering and marketing functions for clients, servers and services for information workers.

 Andy Lees was promoted to president of the mobile communications business, while Don Mattrick was promoted to president of the interactive entertainment business.

Lees will continue to oversee the overall marketing and product development for Microsoft's mobility efforts.

Mattrick, who joined Microsoft in 2007, will continue to oversee businesses and services focused on consumer entertainment, including Xbox 360, Xbox Live Kinect, Zune Music and Video, and Mediaroom, as well as PC and mobile interactive entertainment.


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