Enterprise Systems Management Innovator To Lead Microsoft’s Management Effort

REDMOND, Wash., July 16, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has hired Kirill Tatarinov, an expert in systems management, as corporate vice president of the Management Business Group.

Tatarinov brings more than a decade of experience in the systems management industry to his new position. He will lead development and marketing efforts for Microsoft® Windows®
management solutions, including Systems Management Server, Microsoft Operations Manager and Application Center. He began work at Microsoft on July 15.

“Microsoft is committed to making Windows the best-managed platform in the industry and delivering an end-to-end Windows management solution that maps to our customers’ ever-changing business needs,”
said Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows Division at Microsoft.
“Kirill Tatarinov has the depth of experience to drive our management strategy to the next level and will provide the leadership and vision for the next generation of management solutions from Microsoft.”

During his tenure at BMC Software Inc., Tatarinov was the senior vice president and chief technology officer responsible for driving the company’s technical vision and strategy. He also was responsible for several business units, including Enterprise E-Business Management, Performance Management, Network Management and Common Technology Infrastructure. Prior to joining BMC, Tatarinov co-founded Patrol Software Pty. Ltd., where he developed the original PATROL family of products. He was responsible for the PATROL products following the acquisition of Patrol Software in 1994, and managed the product’s integration with BMC.

Tatarinov said he decided to join Microsoft to continue his professional experience with a company in which management is a critical component of its enterprise platform strategy.
“Microsoft is providing customers with an enterprise solution that meets the demands of a global computing environment,” Tatarinov said. “I look forward to fulfilling the Microsoft vision in systems management and fostering the evolution and innovation of management for the Windows platform. I am excited to join the Microsoft team.”

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