Microsoft is replacing Andy Lees as head of the company’s mobile division, according to a report yesterday from The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog. Lees led the effort to rebuild the company’s Windows Phone software into what is now Windows Phone 7. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in an internal memo published by The Seattle Times that he is moving Lees to a new role, where he will be focused on “driving maximum impact in 2012 with Windows Phone and Windows 8.”
Ballmer said Terry Myerson, the existing engineering vice president of Windows Phone and a long-time member of the Microsoft Exchange team, will assume Lee’s responsibilities. Myerson will now be responsible for Windows Phone development, marketing and other business functions.