Microsoft appoints head of .Net division

Microsoft launched its new .Net division with the announcement that Bob Muglia will head the .Net services group as group vice president.

Microsoft launched its new .Net division with the announcement that Bob Muglia will head the .Net services group as group vice president.

Muglia's role will focus on overseeing the development of software, subscription services and interface design for the .Net division, Microsoft said in a statement.

Muglia, who joined Microsoft in January 1998, was previously vice president of the division responsible for development of the Microsoft Office suite of software products, in the business productivity group.

He is also a member of Microsoft's senior leadership team which oversees Microsoft’s core direction, according to the company's Web site.

The .Net services division will be part of the personal services and devices group (PSDG), headed by Rick Belluzzo, Microsoft said.

In the last few weeks, the company has been rolling out its new Internet and wireless strategies under the PSDG group, including providing a glimpse of new Microsoft wireless Internet products aimed at end-users, service providers and corporations.

Products under development include AirStream, a software platform for carriers and corporations on which they can build and deploy wireless applications as well as manage a network of wireless devices.

Microsoft did not unveil any proposed services or products under development in the .Net division.

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