Microsoft has confirmed the departure of chief information officer Tony Scott, who was in charge of the company’s internal IT operations for more than five years. In a statement to GeekWire, Microsoft acknowledged that Scott decided to leave the company to “focus on personal projects.” It was also confirmed that Jim Dubois, the company’s vice president of IT product and services management, will serve as interim CIO until a permanent successor is found. Scott said that he plans to continue training for his pilot’s instrument rating and “work on a couple of other long delayed personal projects.” He added that he plans to “go back to ‘work’ (in some form) in a few months.”