Exclusive: Shailesh Shekhar, COO and Editor for Digital the India Today Group has moved to Microsoft, MediaNama has learned from sources. At the time of filing this story, we’re yet to get a confirmation from Shekhar, and will update in case we hear from him. Shekhar had been with the India Today group leading its digital operations since 2007. He had joined the India Today Group from HindustanTimes.com, where he was the Editor. Shekhar has moved to Hyderabad, where Microsoft has an operation, and from what we’ve heard from sources, he will be the Editor for Bing Apps, focused on the US market.

During Shekhar’s tenure at India Today Group Online (ITGO), the group took most of its properties online, including launchin Indiatoday.inBusinesstoday.inAajtak.inMenshealth.inCosmopolitan.inWonderwoman.inmoneytoday.in, HeadlinesToday, BagItToday, and inked a partnership with WAYN.