Microsoft Lync, Skype, Ecosystem integration

Microsoft’s restructuring continues and it brings Skype and Lync along for the ride as employees swapped around to different parts in an attempt to continue working for a vision of “One Microsoft.”

According to an internal memo sent to employees and obtained by AllThingsD on Monday, corporate VP for Skype and Lync Mark Gillett is leaving Microsoft for an unknown destination.

Gillett has been with Skype for several years, stretching back to even a time before Microsoft acquired the company.

Microsoft is also still in the process of looking for a new CEO after Steve Ballmer announced his plans to retire within 12 months back in August. Early reports suggested that Stephen Elop could be a potential candidate. Another name that apparently made the list was Skype president Tony Bates.

While Gillett’s departure does not affect the continuing quest for a new CEO at the multinational corporation, it nevertheless outlines Microsoft’s continued efforts to realign itself to be able to better compete with Apple and Google.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at