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Old 11-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #144
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Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
That was my thinking.
ZDNet, too.
http://www.zdnet.com/sinofskys-depar...97/?s_cid=e539

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It's also worth noting that the timing of the Sinofsky departure announcement isn't as unusual or alarming as some are claiming. Windows 8 engineering is finished; the product is now in the hands of the marketers, deployers and licensors.

Once products ship and new planning/development cycles begin at Microsoft, management changes often happen. Plus, at the end of each calendar year (and also many times at the mid-year point), Microsoft often instigates reorgs, sometimes within single business units, and other times across business units.
Its too early to assess either Windows 8 or RT as either success or failure. Sinofsky moved to Windows because the development process that led to Vista was broken. He fixed the unit at the price of a lot of discord but he leaves behind a unit that is working smoothly which makes it a great time to get out while the getting is good. As a 20-year veteran of MS he is already nicely covered for whatever he wants to do next.
(Most likely: a start-up doing software for Windows. Or maybe he'll go to Apple. They have a vacancy. )
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