Wired editor Brian Doyer will be the NOC Engineering team leader for Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, a source has confirmed to TechCrunch.
The announcement is part of Microsoft’s upcoming reorganization that also includes a number of other high-profile departures.
The news comes as Microsoft continues to expand its Office 365 portfolio, including Office 365 Consumer and Pro versions, and Office 365 Enterprise, which will become a standalone product for Microsoft employees.
Doyer’s appointment will see him head up the team that develops the Office 365 consumer version of Office, a role he previously held as the vice president of development and innovation for the Office suite.
Microsoft previously announced the hiring of former Google execs J.P. O’Reilly and Raja Koduri.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for more information on Doherty’s new role.
Doherty will also work on a number other areas including Office for Mac, and Microsoft’s cloud and collaboration efforts.
Microsoft is expected to announce further changes to its Office suite later this year, and the company is expected by analysts to begin releasing new versions of its Office products and Office Online product in the coming months.