Surprising news Microsoft announced last day that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky will be leaving the company effective immediately, while Julie Larson-Green promoting to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering from now onwards. Tami Reller retains her roles as company’s CFO and CMO and over the top both executives will report to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer directly.
“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.”
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