Jo Harlow

Microsoft's big leadership shakeup that was announced this morning will also see a major force in its phone division depart the company. Jo Harlow, who until now has served as Microsoft's corporate vice president for Phones, will leave alongside her boss Stephen Elop.

Harlow's departure was confirmed by a Microsoft executive to The Verge. Harlow joined Nokia in 2003 and worked alongside Elop when he was CEO of the company. After Microsoft acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division, Harlow also joined Elop at Microsoft.

As previously announced, Elop's Microsoft Devices Group has now merged with its Operating Systems Group to form the new Windows and Devices Group. That division will be headed up by Operating Systems division head Terry Myerson.

Source: The Verge