Microsoft reportedly moving control of MSN to the Windows division

Microsoft is reportedly moving control of its MSN web portal from the Applications and Services Group over to its Operating Systems Group, the home for its Windows development teams. The move was announced this morning by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an internal company memo.

This move, as first reported by GeekWire, could be part of Microsoft's plans to integrate MSN more with Windows, particularly with the upcoming launch of Windows 10. Microsoft already rebranded its Bing apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 with the MSN name in late September.

Microsoft also launched a major redesign of the webpage last fall, but there were reports that traffic to the site dropped significantly after that event. GeekWire is now reporting that the traffic to the MSN site has now recovered.

Source: GeekWire

John Callaham