Microsoft will have a new leader of the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team, as Walid Abu-Hadba will leave the company just a few weeks before the official debut of Windows 8.
Abu-Hadba, who was holding the corporate vice president role and was in charge of the DPE division since 2007, will leave the company and will be replaced by Steve Guggenheimer, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet writes
Guggenheimer had been previously appointed as CVP of the Microsoft OEM division since 2008, but he will now hold a leadership position in a division that plays a key role for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
The DPE division is responsible for the “overall programming model for the PC and server,” but also for the creation of “tools for the Microsoft .NET platform.”
Microsoft has already confirmed the switch and revealed that the DPE leadership change is effective immediately.