Microsoft Appoints New Vice President of Mobile Devices Division

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 11, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the appointment of Ben Waldman, 32, as vice president of the Mobile Devices Division in Microsoft’s Business Productivity Group. Effective immediately, Waldman will report to Microsoft Group Vice President Bob Muglia to lead the design, development and marketing of software for mobile devices such as Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and mobile phone products.

“In his more than 10 years at Microsoft, Ben has led several teams in the development of highly innovative products that have delighted customers and won numerous awards,”
said Bob Muglia, group vice president of Microsoft’s Business and Productivity Group.
“I believe his talent and creativity, applied to this exciting and emerging business, will help us develop and ship a new generation of intelligent, connected devices that further Microsoft’s vision of empowering people through great software any time, any place and on any device.”

Three years ago, Waldman founded Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit, creating an organization within Microsoft focused on the specific needs of Macintosh customers. As the group’s general manager, he has been responsible for Microsoft’s Macintosh application strategy, managing the relationship between Microsoft and Apple Computer Inc., and the design, development and marketing of Microsoft’s software for the Mac OS, including Microsoft® Office and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Previously, Waldman served as development manager of the Office Product Unit, where he led the development team responsible for the core of Microsoft Office 97 for the Windows® operating system.

“Ben’s accomplishments in the Macintosh Business Unit have been outstanding for Microsoft and, most important, for Microsoft’s 12 million Macintosh customers,”
Muglia said.
“He leaves an extremely talented and dedicated team in place that will stay focused on and committed to introducing innovative software designed specifically for Macintosh customers.”

Waldman received his bachelor’s degree in computer science summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1989 and began working full-time for Microsoft immediately afterward.

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