Nov 12 Microsoft Corp said the head of
its flagship Windows division and the driving force behind
Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky, will be leaving the company with
immediate effect, days after the software giant launched the
Sinofsky, who presented at the launch of the Windows 8
operating system in New York City last month, will be succeeded
by Julie Larson-Green, who will head the Windows hardware and
software division, the company said in a statement.
Tami Reller will remain chief financial officer and chief
marketing officer and will assume responsibility for the
business of Windows.
Both executives will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer, Microsoft said.
At the launch event in October, Sinofsky and his team showed
off a range of devices running Windows 8 from PC makers such as
Lenovo Group Ltd and Acer Inc, but devoted
most of their energy to the second half of the presentation and
the Surface tablet, the first computer Microsoft has made