Jan. 14, 2010
I am writing to inform you that after a 19+ year career here, Bill Veghte has decided to leave Microsoft at the end of this month.
Bill joined us in 1990 in the earliest days of building the Windows Office franchise as an associate product manager. Since that time he has worked in a wide variety of roles from leading the development of Windows 98 to spearheading the development and marketing of the Windows Server line to leading Microsoft North America. Most recently, Bill served as the Senior Vice President of our global Windows business where he was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7, helping us reenergize the Windows franchise. We all know Bill not only as a great leader who has consistently delivered strong results across sales, marketing and engineering teams, but also as a team player full of passion and commitment to the work at hand.
Bill has indicated a desire to run a business in a more end-to-end fashion and continue to explore new areas in the broad technology, communications and services sectors. I want to thank Bill for his important contributions to Microsoft over nearly two decades and wish him the very best in his new endeavors.