Sinofsky leaves Microsoft – what the heck?

Steven Sinofsky – The rising star of Microsoft, often tipped as Mr Bullmers replacement in waiting has left Microsoft.
In a rush.

Why is this important?

Sinofsky is the co-author of one strategy http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Strategy-Organization-Planning-Decision with Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School, the strategy guide that has formed Microsoft’s thinking since the windows Vista roll out and is the man credited with making Windows 7 a success.

What’s really unusual here is that no one seems to have seen this coming.

Not only that but this has happened at breakneck speed for Microsoft, where even a major cock up seems to allow the sacrificial goat selected a slow demise and graceful handover – Not that Sinofsky seems to have made any mistakes.

There may be more to this story but whether we get to hear it will be another matter.

Steven – for giving us windows 7 and consigning Win Vista to the “OS we don’t talk about” folder we thank you and wish you well.

More here:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/13/windows_chief_sudden_exit/
and here is his letter to staff
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-leadership-changes-part-2

Stop Press!

Julie Larson-Green has been appointed to fill his shoes: <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232131/Julie-Larson-Green-appointed-president-Microsoft-Steven-Sinofsky-resigns.html&quot; title="Daily Mail Article" target="_blank"www.dailymail.co.uk article.

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