Microsoft CIO Tony Scott is now former Microsoft CIO Tony Scott. He stepped down recently to "focus on personal projects," according to a statement issued by Redmond. Microsoft reps issued Engadget the following statement this morning:
"Tony Scott decided to depart Microsoft to focus on personal projects. While at Microsoft, Tony was a strong IT leader passionate about taking Microsoft's technology to the next level and using our experiences and learnings to help customers and partners. We thank Tony for his contributions and wish him well."
Geekwire spotted a note on Scott's LinkedIn listing his gig at Microsoft as his "former" job (the page now reflects otherwise), and Microsoft confirmed his departure; the company also said vice president of IT product and services management Jim Dubois would step in to fill Scott's role for now, until Microsoft finds a full-time replacement. Scott also confirmed the news, and offered a few more details on his next steps -- he said he'd return "to 'work' (in some form) in a few months."
Update: This post originally referenced film director Tony Scott, and has been amended since. We regret any implications that were perceived.