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Elop Bolts Microsoft to Head Nokia

The head of Microsoft's Office group is jumping ship to Nokia where he will be the mobile phone maker's president and CEO.

Nokia is replacing its longtime president and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the company reported. Elop was president of Microsoft's business division, which not only covered its Office product group but its Dynamics and Office Communications Server businesses.

Elop this year took a prominent role at industry events including the Microsoft Office 2010 launch, Convergence and most recently the company's Worldwide Partner Conference. But Elop was believed to be interested in taking the helm of a company, as he did at Macromedia before it was acquired by Adobe.

Before arriving at Microsoft, Elop was COO of Juniper Networks. Microsoft has not named a successor yet. Elop takes over at Nokia Sept. 21.

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Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.

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