UC&C Shuffled under Microsoft’s Kurt DelBene

Ferris Research has learned that Microsoft recently made a quiet shuffle at the top of its Unified Communications and SharePoint businesses, placing Senior VP Kurt DelBene in charge of both R&D organizations. Under the new arrangement Rajesh Jha, Corporate VP Exchange and Office Live, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate VP Office Communications Server (OCS), and Senior […]

Ferris Research has learned that Microsoft recently made a quiet shuffle at the top of its Unified Communications and SharePoint businesses, placing Senior VP Kurt DelBene in charge of both R&D organizations. Under the new arrangement Rajesh Jha, Corporate VP Exchange and Office Live, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate VP Office Communications Server (OCS), and Senior Director for SharePoint Tom Rizzo now all report into DelBene.

We see this as a critical move by Microsoft to achieve better integration among Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS as these products play an increasingly intertwined role in serving organizations communications and collaboration platforms, and as the same set of products gain prominence in Business Productivity Online Suite as a part of Microsoft Online.

Congratulations to DelBene, and to Microsoft for recognizing the importance of aligning these R&D organizations more closely as Unified Communications and Collaboration play an increasingly critical role in customer organizations.

... David Sengupta

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