Internal memo from CEO Steve Ballmer confirms departure of Bach and J Allard

Microsoft loses two execs from Entertainment and Devices Division

Following rumours of a significant restructuring to Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, an internal memo from CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed the retirement of EDD president Robbie Bach and, as rumoured, the departure of J Allard.

Bach leaves after 22 years at the company, though Allard – himself a 15-year Microsoft veteran – is to remain as an official advisor.

Effective from July 1st both interactive entertainment boss Don Mattrick and mobile chief Andy Lees will report directly to Ballmer.

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