A Microsoft spokesperson said a replacement would be named shortly.
Gigot is the most recent of several executives who have left or been transferred out of Microsoft's marketing department. It is not uncommon for the company to make such changes.
Microsoft director of corporate communications Mike Delman earlier this year moved to a European post within the company.
Gigot and Delman were both former employees of Ogilvy & Mather/Los Angeles, Microsoft's agency.
In June, Microsoft creative director Ken Orvidas also departed. He was replaced by New York ad executive Ben Evans.
When Evans joined the company, he indicated that he would be taking an expanded role in developing an overall identity and positioning for Microsoft and would be working closely with O&M.
Evans could not be reached at press time, but he had said recently that the client's relationship with O&M was solid.
Erin Carney, a spokesperson for the Redmond, Wash.-based computer company, reiterated that position last week. 'There's no change in that relationship at all. It's business as usual with (Ogilvy),' Carney said.
Gigot moves to Microsoft's Advanced Technology Group, where he will continue to serve in a marketing capacity.
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