The last few months have been quite busy for Microsoft when it comes to both new software and hardware. On the hardware front, we’ve seen Microsoft launch their new line of Windows tablets while on the software front, the big launch has been that of Windows 8.
However, the changes for the Redmond company have not been limited to just product launches as this evening, the company has confirmed that they are making some personnel changes at the top of their corporate structure. Effective immediately, Steven Sinofsky who has been Microsoft’s President of their Windows Division since 2009 will be leaving the company. His latest role with the company was of course the launch of the Windows 8 operating system.
It’s not exactly clear as to why Microsoft and Sinofsky have decided to part ways and the just released statement from Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer doesn’t really shed any more light on this subject. Essentially, Ballmer’s statement simply thanked Sinofsky for his contribution to Microsoft and then stated that the new product launches for the company are ushering in a “new era” for Microsoft. Sinofsky was also very diplomatic with his statement, thanking Microsoft for their support over the years. As of now, Julie Larson-Green will be filling the vacant spot and will see all areas of Windows software and hardware engineering.