J. Allard

Microsoft formally announces Bach and Allard departures

Microsoft has issued a formal statement regarding the departures of Robbie Bach and J Allard, along with the transition plan for Don Mattrick and Andy Lees – who will now report to CEO Steve Ballmer.

J. Allard headlines

  • Robbie Bach leaves MS to spend more time with family, non-profit work

    Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division president Robbie Bach has said that he is leaving the company in order to spend more time with his family and to focus on his non-profit work.

  • Report - Robbie Bach to leave Microsoft alongside J Allard [Update]

    Update: It’s official. Bach and Allard are to leave the company. Original: Kotaku‘s reporting that Robbie Bach, president of entertainment and devices of Microsoft, as well as one of the fathers of Xbox, will leave Microsoft this fall.

  • J Allard rumoured to be quitting Microsoft

    According to a pretty reliable” ZDNet source, Xbox baby boomer J Alard “is on sabbatical and is unlikely to return to Microsoft.”

  • Allard signs off on 360 Magic Wand patent

    It has recently emerged that Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division head honcho J Allard has co-signed a November 2007 patent application for a “Magic Wand” peripheral for Xbox 360. According to the patent, the Magic Wand “can utilize one or more sensor from a collection of sensors to determine an orientation or gesture in connection […]