The reshuffle should ensure more consistency and focus on the partnership between the teams working on the operating system and those building the hardware that Microsoft believes it best suited for its software – like the upcoming Surface Neo which has two screens and was created to showcase a redesigned version of Windows reconfigured to work with two touchscreens.
“Windows is a partnership,” says Panos Panay in the leaked memo. “Innovation and success are only possible through close collaboration with other teams across Microsoft.”
In the memo, three objectives are highlighted for the future:
•Deliver iconic experiences across Microsoft, lighting up both modern work and life.
• Grow the business of Windows and Surface, delivering the best of Microsoft and creating end-user pull.
• Lead the industry through innovation and technology, enabling our ecosystem of partners to thrive.