It would seem that, if an email sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is not a faked, both Robbie Bach and J Allard are leaving Microsoft. Sorry, "Transitioning out".Kotaku
apparently picked up the email which reads, in part:
"From: Steve Ballmer
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:01 AM
To: Microsoft - All Employees (QBDG)
Subject: Executive Leadership Transitions"
"After almost 22 years with the company, Robbie Bach has decided to retire from Microsoft...
"Concurrent with Robbie's retirement, I am making several organization changes to ensure we have the right leaders in the right positions as we set ourselves up for the next big wave of products and services. Effective July 1, Don Mattrick, who leads our interactive entertainment business, and Andy Lees, who leads our mobile communications business, will report directly to me."
Then there is the news of J Allard, "Independent of Robbie's decision, J Allard (currently serving as senior vice president of Design and Development for E&D), will also be leaving Microsoft. Given his ongoing passion and commitment to Microsoft, he will remain as an advisor to me, helping incubation efforts, looking at design and UI, and providing a cross-company perspective on these and similar topics. With J's change in role, corporate vice president David Treadwell will join IEB to lead the core technology organization, reporting to Don."
There you go.