Microsoft's Office team leader Qi Lu reportedly leaving the company for health reasons
A new report claims that Qi Lu, the executive vice president of Microsoft's Applications and Services Group which includes its Office division, is leaving the company for health reasons.
According to Recode:
The story adds that much of Lu's job responsibilities will be taken over by corporate VP Rajesh Jha, who has been in charge of Microsoft's Outlook and Office 365 teams. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on Recode's report.
Lu worked at IBM and Yahoo before joining Microsoft.in 2008. He lead the company's Bing search division before being promoted as the leader of its Applications and Services Group, which covers Office, Bing, Bing Apps, MSN, Skype, SharePoint, Exchange, and Yammer. Under his leadership, Lu has helped to expand Microsoft's Office software beyond the desktop PC platform and into mobile devices on iOS and Android, along with Office Mobile for Windows 10 on tablets and smartphones.
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At least these troll should thank him.
As for you heartless trolls, grow the hell up and get a life. You crossed the line this time.
Over the years, I’ve worked closely with Qi – first as an engineering leader within Bing, later as fellow members of the SLT, and most recently as he led ASG to new heights. The groundbreaking work Qi led during his eight years resulted in many product advances and built the foundation for future innovation across Microsoft. Qi exemplifies what it means to have a deep sense of mission, purpose and authenticity in everything one does. His greatest impact is the people he has inspired. I count myself among them." In short, it's more like he's taking a leave of abscense, for the time being.