Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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RE: Also worth noting:
by cdude on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:55 UTC in reply to "Also worth noting:"
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"Microsoft Surface RT may only achieve 60% of forecasted sales"

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121112PD219.html

"Microsoft Surface Sales “Starting Modestly”, Says Ballmer"

http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/12/microsoft-surface-sales-starting-m...

Green only "invented" the Tiles, not Metro. Also she was only last years at Sinofsky's side like many many others. She's a designer, did not lead anything so far and now gets to command the central Windows devision. That does not mean that she may not prof to be a rockstar but so far she isn't/wasn't. Compare that with Sinofsky who was already very successful leading the Office division and a rockstar when taking over the Windows devision.

Edited 2012-11-13 17:10 UTC

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