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Microsoft has a new UK managing director, as exclusively revealed last week in The Register.

Alastair Baker is now managing director of the UK and a vice president of EMEA. He was previously general manager of small and mid-market solutions and partners. His predecessor Neil Holloway is now vice president for sales, marketing and services for Microsoft EMEA.

Baker said in a statement: "I am delighted to take over as Managing Director of Microsoft Ltd. This is a pivotal time for Microsoft....This presents an exciting challenge, and I am looking forward to tackling it with the support of the talented and dedicated team here in the UK subsidiary."

Baker will continue his old job too until a successor is found.

He joined Microsoft in 1996 as country manager for Scotland. He has long experience in the industry having worked for HP, IBM and Morse, before joining Microsoft. ®

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