Raikes, who left Microsoft earlier this year to become CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will now also serve as a director of the warehouse retailer.
The head of Microsoft's Business Division is leaving the company, to be replaced by former Juniper Networks COO Stephen Elop in September.
Longtime Microsoft executive, who earlier this year announced plans to retire from the software giant, calls new post "truly a dream job."
Microsoft issues a media alert saying Microsoft to make Business Division announcement, then kills the release. A source says unit head Raikes is busy on the mergers and acquisitions front, not, say, sending out his resume.
Software executive, who came from Apple in 1981, says he's not sure what he'll do when he leaves Microsoft in September, but it will probably be outside of tech.
So Steve Ballmer announces a reorganization to bring more focus to Microsoft. It's almost an annual event.
The former Netscape executive and chief executive of the speech recognition company plans to leave the software giant in June.
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Stephen Elop, president of the business division, hasn't given up his iPhone, but says he has been pleasantly surprised to find plenty of innovation at his new employer.
With all the executive shuffling going on, it can be hard to remember who's who at the center of Redmond. Beyond Binary tries to sort things out with a chart of notable hirings and departures.