A high-profile Microsoft executive who led the development of the company's new Windows 8 operating system has abruptly left the company, the software maker confirmed late Monday.
23-year Redmond veteran Steven Sinofsky, who was head of Microsoft's $18 billion Windows unit, has stepped down from his position.
Microsoft will split his responsibilities between two executives. Windows planning head Julie Larson-Green becomes head of Windows software and hardware engineering, while CFO and chief marketing officer Tami Reller takes on the additional role as head of Windows business. ... Read full story on InformationWeek