Microsoft has hired a Project Manager for its new CD project Red to lead a new CD initiative.
The job is part of a broader effort to overhaul the way it manages its large number of Office 365 users.
The position, which Microsoft says is in its “early stages,” will involve overseeing the CD project team.
The new Project Manager will also be responsible for working closely with the project team on new initiatives and supporting new products and initiatives, Microsoft said in a blog post Monday.
The post does not provide a salary or salary range for the new Project Managers role.
The Project Manager, a new title, will be based at Microsoft’s Redwood Shores, Calif., campus, Microsoft announced in the post.
Microsoft said it hired about 70 people in its new job category this year, up from about 35 last year.
The Office 365 team has grown significantly since Microsoft announced a $1 billion investment in the cloud-based software giant in April.
The company said the new job role is aimed at boosting Microsoft’s productivity, making sure it has the right people to focus on its projects and working with other developers.
Microsoft has spent more than $1.6 billion on Office 365 since the launch of the cloud product in July 2014.
The cloud software allows customers to create, manage and share files and documents across multiple computers.
Microsoft’s Office 365 is widely seen as the most powerful tool for its employees.
Microsoft and other companies have spent billions of dollars developing and deploying software that runs on Office, including the popular Skype suite.
Microsoft is not the only one focusing on creating a new cloud-computing division.
The University of Phoenix has announced plans to expand its cloud software and infrastructure businesses and a group of companies is working on an Office 365 hybrid cloud service that could eventually bring together a number of different services.