REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 20, 2008 – Nearly a week after Microsoft announced a series of executive promotions, PressPass spends some time with Bill Veghte, one of the less publicly known executives recently given an expanded role with the company. Veghte’s new role as senior vice president of the Online Services & Windows Business Group adds overseeing three new divisions to his existing responsibility running the Windows client business. With his promotion to senior vice president, Veghte now also oversees business strategy, marketing and sales for Windows Live, MSN and Search. Additionally, he continues to share responsibility for OEM sales.
In the interview, Veghte shares how he came to Microsoft more than 17 years ago and how that journey defined his experience and background. Veghte discusses the breadth of overseeing a product with 1 billion customers and his thoughts on the benefits and value of the new organization for customers of Windows, Windows Live, MSN and Search.