The Verge is reporting that Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive in charge of Windows, has resigned.
Apparently Julie Larson-Green is stepping up to assume control of Windows software and hardware engineering.
CFO Tami Reller will be in charge of the Windows business.
Mr Sinofsky made the following statement:
“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.”
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, meanwhile, said “I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company.”
Regarding Julie Larson-Green, The Verge has the following:
Julie Larson-Green has been at Microsoft since 1993 and was responsible for program management, user interface design, and research on Windows 7 and 8. Her new role will encompass “all future Windows product development in addition to future hardware opportunities,” and Ballmer described her as “the best possible person for this job.”
Just two weeks after the Windows 8 launch, however, the real question is why now is the time for Sinofsky to go.
Stay tuned for more…