Confirmed: Bach and Allard out at Microsoft

jmaltz@pnosker.com May 26, 2010 0

Piggybacking on a story that we brought you during last week’s weekly gaming update Microsoft has announced some major changes in the higher ups of its organization.  The first of these is that J Allard, senior vice president of Design and Development for E&D(Entertainment and Devices) and leader of the Xbox brand, will be leaving the company after nineteen years working.  However, Allard isn’t cutting ties with Microsoft entirely as he will take “an official role as an advisor in a strategic role for Ballmer and his
leadership team.”  Although Allard isn’t quoted in the press release, his departure is thought to be the product of the Courier tablet PC being nixed.

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