Ex-Windows President Steven Sinofsky Will Teach at Harvard This Spring

It was just over a month ago that Windows and Windows Live president Steven Sinofsky abruptly left (or was eased out of) Microsoft, following reported conflicts with other managers.

We now know Sinofsky’s next career move. He just tweeted that he’ll resume teaching at Harvard University in the Spring, which is what he did before he joined the Windows team at Microsoft. He will be an “Executive in Residence” at the Harvard Business School.

A follow-up tweet said he’ll be teaching courses related to product development. It is unclear whether this will be a short- or long-term engagement – my guess is it won’t. Not with his level of experience. Sooner or later, he’ll receive an offer he cannot resist.

Here are Siofsky’s actual tweets;

Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring! New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write. #sabbatical

Research, writing, classroom on prod dev, planning, collaboration, and more.

Something tells me that given his experience heading Windows development, it will take perhaps the better part of a couple of minutes for his class to fill next semester. What are your thoughts on Sinofsky’s new role at Harvard?

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