Steven Sinofsky, Windows president, leaves Microsoft

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By GaryOPA on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    'Microsoft Just Lost Its Steve Jobs...'


    Only a weeks after the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, Steven Sinofsky departs Microsoft for reasons unknown...

    Steven Sinofsky, the president of Windows and Windows Live Division, is leaving Microsoft effective immediately, after 20+ years of being there.

    This comes just a few weeks after the tech giant released Windows 8 and the new Surface tablet. The executive led the development of both.

    He will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green. Neither Microsoft nor Sinofsky provided any info as why he left, but some claim the move is a result of growing discontent within the software giant, with a number of executives reportedly unhappy when working with him due to his failure to be a "team player."

    In a press release, CEO Steve Ballmer said the company needed to be more aligned and integrated, with more regular software releases:

    And, this is what Sinofsky wrote:

    Well, his departure could be terrible news for the tech company...

    So, what do you think?

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Steven Sinofsky Microsoft just lost its Steve Jobs how will it ever catch (via) Slate
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Steven Sinofsky Windows president leaving Microsoft effective immediately (via) ArsTechnica

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!


Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Nov 14, 2012.

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      WoIverine Loyal Member

      Sep 27, 2007
      Wow, that's a big deal. Maybe MS is realizing they're not getting the sales results they aimed for with Windows 8. If I had bought a copy, I probably would've tried to return it, it has a lot of beneficial features, but it's too much of a radical jump. To me, after playing around with it for a while, I just can't really use it efficiently, and don't really feel like taking the time to re-learn what already works so well in Windows 7. They should've tweaked 7 and gradually moved everyone over to 8 slowly, with minimal, not radical changes.
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      Battlefield Loyal Member

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      I bought Win 8 for gaming purposes, and installed as secondary boot. Win 7 is main OS as Win 8 is not a real OS.

      Windows Phone users will love Win 8. Not even new 360 GUI is as close 0as Windows Phone.

      Win 8 was released too early for Win 7 replacement, and its more like the next gen MS Mediacenter.
      Keep Win 7 as OS, and use Win 8 for fun.

      Steve Jobs...Both is assholes, and i doubt MS suffers from this. Maybe MS get better.. or worse.
      Win 8 was atleast the last nail in his coffin. Win 8 is a tablet OS, not a PC OS. This is why it cant replace Win 7.
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