Ex-AWS Exec Charlie Bell Officially on Board at Microsoft, with a Hitch

Find out what’s keeping the former AWS executive from starting his new job overseeing a new unit.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

September 16, 2021

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Amazon Web Services is down one executive in the form of Charlie Bell. On Wednesday, top AWS competitor Microsoft officially acknowledged Bell as an executive vice president, although not in the Azure division. Rather, Bell will oversee a new division focused on security.

But he’s not in charge just yet. There are some legal issues to overcome.

Our slideshow above offers the skinny on Bell’s new role and what Microsoft is doing to get him started.

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About the Author(s)

Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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