Windows president Steven Sinofsky has resigned from Microsoft. His Windows software and hardware engineering duties will be taken over by corporate vice president of program management Julie Larson-Green (previously, she was responsible for Windows 7 and 8 user interface design and research) while chief financial officer and chief marketing officer Tami Reller will take over Windows business practices.
“I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “The products and services we have delivered to the market in the past few months mark the launch of a new era at Microsoft. To continue this success it is imperative that we continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycles for our offerings. It was clear to me that Julie is the best possible person for this job, and I’m excited to have her in this role.”
“After more than 23 years working on a wide range of Microsoft products, I have decided to leave the company to seek new opportunities that build on these experiences,” wrote Sinofsky. “My passion for building products is as strong as ever and I look forward focusing my energy and creativity along similar lines.”