Windows President Leaves Microsoft






Published: November 13, 2012

Microsoft Corp. announced yesterday that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky left the company. To replace him, Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering and Tami Reller, besides retaining her current roles as financial and marketing chief officer, will assume responsibility for the business area of the operating system.

Although according to an article on CNET the company stated that the decision was mutual, Steven Sinofsky sent an internal e-mail to employees, also available on CNET, in which he stated that his departure was a personal and private choice.

The decision is taking place few days after the release of Windows 8, a fact that Sinofsky addressed in his e-mail with these words: "Some might notice a bit of chatter speculating about this decision or timing. I can assure you that none could be true as this was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read--about me, opportunity, the company or its leadership."

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also addressed this departure. “I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company,” Ballmer said. “The products and services we have delivered to the market in the past few months mark the launch of a new era at Microsoft. We’ve built an incredible foundation with new releases of Microsoft Office, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Surface, Windows Server 2012 and ‘Halo 4,’ and great integration of services such as Bing, Skype and Xbox across all our products. To continue this success it is imperative that we continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycles for our offerings.”

According to the company the changes are effective immediately and both executives replacing Sinofsky will report directly to Steve Ballmer.

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