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Microsoft's Windows head, once a possible CEO, exits

Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, in this October 25, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, in this October 25, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Steven Sinofsky, the President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, in this October 25, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files
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Windows' Corporate Vice President and Programs management Julie Larson-Green attends the Windows 8 Consumer Preview presentation at Hotel Miramar during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in this February 29, 2012 file photo. Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering after it was announced November 12, 2012 that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/Files

Windows' Corporate Vice President and Programs management Julie Larson-Green attends the Windows 8 Consumer Preview presentation at Hotel Miramar during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in this February 29, 2012 file photo. Larson-Green will be...more

Windows' Corporate Vice President and Programs management Julie Larson-Green attends the Windows 8 Consumer Preview presentation at Hotel Miramar during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in this February 29, 2012 file photo. Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering after it was announced November 12, 2012 that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino/Files
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