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 Lorin on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:10 UTC in reply to "Also worth noting:"
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Well Microsoft (Ballmer) stated that sales were only modest, that was the same phrase the board used when they docked Ballmer and Sinofsky of their bonuses.

So taking that into account this is likely related to Windows 8, the excuses for his departure are standard cookie cutter reasons every corporation gives when they boot someone.

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RE[2]: Also worth noting:
by quackalist on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE: Also worth noting:"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Isn't it a bit early (or is that too late) to get the chop for Win 8, the numbers can't be in yet.

Bit strange for him to go just like that...out the door with security in tow?

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RE[3]: Also worth noting:
by ze_jerkface on Thu 15th Nov 2012 06:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Also worth noting:"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

No it isn't too early.

They have a huge amount of data that they can sift through, let's not forget that every copy of Windows phones home. Ballmer saw something and flipped out, that's why it was so quick.

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