November 13, 2012

Leader of Windows Exits Microsoft

Nick Wingfield, New York Times

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Microsoft has unexpectedly parted ways with Steven Sinofsky, the leader of one of its most lucrative businesses and an executive often mentioned as a possible successor to the current chief executive. In a surprise announcement late Monday, Microsoft said that Mr. Sinofsky, the president of its Windows division, would leave the company immediately after a 23-year career there. His departure was a mutual decision by Mr. Sinofsky and Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, according to a person briefed on the situation who was not authorized to speak on the matter.

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