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Microsoft’s Satchell gets promotion

XNA general manager Chris Satchell has been promoted to chief technical officer of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, according to Edge-Online.

Previously head of the Microsoft developer’s group, Satchell is best known outside the company as the firm’s main XNA evangelist, presenting keynotes at a wide range of conferences and championing the cause of not only user-generated content but also user-created games.

In his new role he’ll work closely with Shane Kim, recently promoted to VP of strategy and business development, and Don Mattrick, senior VP of IEB.

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