In 2007, Irving had left Microsoft to spend some time with his family. Before, he had been working for Microsoft for 15 years in total, finally being responsible for Windows Live Services. Among others, Irving was responsible for Microsoft’s e-mail, blogging, messaging and VoIP services. At Yahoo, he is working directly for the Corporate President Carol Bartz.
According to his own statement, Irving starts working for Yahoo on 17 May. “I’m thrilled to be sharing my experiences and background with the world class people at Yahoo! (…) to make Yahoo! even more central to daily online life than it has been over the past decade and a half,” he wrote in Yahoo!’s Corporate Blog.