Friday, December 19, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Comparison: Quantum Dot Vs. OLED Displays
Toshiba and SK Hynix Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Ahead Of CES
Google Concerned About MPAA?s Actions To Revive SOPA
Facebook And Android Top Digital Trends For 2014
Your Next Car Could Have Android Inside
North Korea Linked To Recent Sony Hacking
Sony Global Education Established
CEA and Japan Audio Society to Jointly Promote Hi-Res Audio
Active Discussions
Digital Audio Extraction and Plextools
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
 Home > News > General Computing > Steven ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Steven Sinofsky To Leave Microsoft


Steven Sinofsky, the executive in charge of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is leaving the company, Microsoft announced late Monday, leading to speculations that the company could be dissatisfied with early sales of the operating system.

Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky will be leaving Microsoft and Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering, Microsoft announced today.

Sinofsky was the public face for Windows 8, posting constant updates in a Windows 8 blog that charted its development.

Sinofsky's departure is effective immediately, Microsoft said. The company will promote Julie Larson-Green to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Tami Reller retains her roles as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer and will assume responsibility for the business of Windows.

Microsoft says these changes are effective immediately and didn't say why Sinofsky left. Citing "a person with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg reported that Microsoft had grown concerned over Sinofsky's ability to get along with other executives, including Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

"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."

"It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company," Sinofsky said.

Analysts speculated that the reasons for the split could include dissatisfaction with early Windows 8 sales and customer feedback.

Microsoft has so far been quiet about the sales performance of Windows 8 and of the company's Surface tablet. However, Ballmer admitted to French daily Le Parisien that Surface had a "modest" start to sales because of limited availability.


Previous
Next
HTC One X+ And One VX Coming In AT&T Stores        All News        Intel Delivers New 60-core Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
TI To Release SoCs For 'purpose-built' ARM Servers     General Computing News      New SharePoint Comes With Enhancements, Embraces Yammer

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Tech Giants Support Microsoft In Data Fight With U.S.
Cortana Arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain
Microsoft Creates Tools That Unlock the Power of Living Cells
Microsoft Acquires Mobile Email App Provider Acompli
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
Microsoft Slashes Prices Of Xbox One, Surface 3 For Black Friday
Samsung Loses Bid Against Microsoft
Microsoft To Offer Digital Services To Real Madrid Soccer Fans
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Update Fixes Bugs
Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology Research Helps Visually Impaired
Microsoft Buys Cloud-security Company Aorato

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .