'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
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