Steven Sinofsky, Windows head departs from Microsoft

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Published on November 13, 2012 with No Comments

Microsoft’s President of the Windows Division, Steven Sinofsky departs from the company. To fill in the gaps, Julie Larson-Green is set to assume control of Windows software and hardware engineering, while CFO Tami Reller will assume control over the business side of Windows, effective immediately. No reason has been given for Sinofsky’s departure, though it seems to have been on good terms.

“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.

After overseeing the development of Microsoft Office, he took control of Windows 7 development after the failed reception of Windows Vista and recently he worked on Windows 8 in the same capacity.

Julie Larson-Green has been at Microsoft since 1993, working on user experiences on IE, program management, user interface design and research for Windows 7 and Windows 8. As the new head of Windows software and engineering “she will be responsible for all future Windows product development in addition to future hardware opportunities.”