Windows Department Chief Out at Microsoft After Windows 8 Launch

No reasons cited


Just a few weeks after Microsoft launched Windows 8 and its Surface tablet line, 23-year company veteran Steven Sinofsky has left the technology giant. Sinofsky was president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live departments. He will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green.

Neither Microsoft nor Sinofsky provided any rationale as to why now was the time to leave. In a prepared statement, Sinofsky spoke fondly of his time with Microsoft.