, evildictait​or wrote

Eric Rudder, chief technical strategy officer, is taking over some of Mundie's duties overseeing research, privacy and security, as well as technology policy, ...

Mundie was responsible for Microsoft's early efforts in software for handheld organizers, cars and televisions. ....

Microsoft has made a huge mistake in missing the boat on the potential of mobile device computing. Mundie should have been gone a lot sooner and why promote Rudder when he was likely  right in the middle of Microsoft's big miss on this aspect of the business?  Even now Windows 8 phone is doing poorly because Microsoft does not have an OS available for every phone with a CPU.