updated 11/6/2007 6:43:33 PM ET 2007-11-06T23:43:33

Microsoft Corp. has fired its chief information officer, saying he violated company policies. A spokesman declined to give the exact reason for the dismissal.

"Stuart Scott's employment with Microsoft was terminated after an investigation for violation of company policies," said Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos, reading from a company statement Tuesday.

Gellos said Scott was dismissed Friday. He would not elaborate further.

According to Microsoft's Web site, Scott was responsible for the technology infrastructure at the world's largest software maker. He joined Microsoft in 2005, after 17 years at General Electric Co.

Gellos said Shahla Aly, a general manager, and Alain Crozier, a corporate vice president, will take over his duties until a replacement is found.

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