Javier Saltero, who holds the vice president of development at Microsoft's Cortana, will retire by the end of this year. Initially, this information was transmitted by the media and then confirmed by Javier Saltero himself in Twitter microblogging service.
1 / Some news about the work front …
I have taken the decision to leave Microsoft. The last 4 years have been an incredible experience. I'm humble I worked with some amazing people.
– Javier Soltero ?? (@jsoltero) November 6, 2018
Javier Soltero joined Microsoft in 2014 when the Acompli mail service was purchased. Together with the Acompli team, he went to Microsoft and helped improve Outlook for iOS. He later became head of Prospective Prospects, and in March of this year, as part of a large-scale reorganization, he headed the Cortana direction. We recall that this reorganization led to the resignation of Windows chief Terry Myerson and described the company's development focus on artificial intelligence and cloud services.
Last month, it was reported that Microsoft is carrying out another reorganization in its structure, but not so large. Given the new variants, Cortana's development will now take place not in AI's research unit but in experiences and devices. This may mean that Microsoft is now considering not as an experimental research project but as an assistant that can increase the productivity of other existing software products of the company.
After leaving Microsoft, Javier Saltero intends to reinstall businesses, but any details about his future plans have not yet been revealed.
Source: The Verge