Here is Steven Sinofsky's resignation letter to Microsoft employees

Here is Steven Sinofsky's resignation letter to Microsoft employees
Steven Sinofsky, the head of Windows at Microsoft, has shockingly left the company weeks after the launch of the Surface tablet, the first Windows device Microsoft built on its own in its decades of history. Adding even more shock to the news is the fact that many saw Sinofsky as being the man capable of becoming the next chief executive of Microsoft after Ballmer.

Obviously, none of this will happen. We can speculate a lot on why exactly, but nothing would explain Sinofsky's departure better than his own words. In a typically lengthy email, the man who's known to post hundreds of words on the Windows blog about new releases, made it clear he has "decided to leave the company to seek new opportunities that build on these experiences."

Here is Sinofsky's clarification:

“Some might notice a bit of chatter speculating about this decision or timing. I can assure you that none could be true as this was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read-about me, opportunity, the company or its leadership.”

On the other hand, speculation is still out there with many claiming that it was Sinofsky's unsettling character that allegedly did not allow for good team work. Moreover, while he was not fired, sources are saying the company is not too upset about him leaving either.

Steven Sinofsky will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green as the head of the Windows team at Microsoft.

Below is the full resignation email from Sinofsky.

source: WinSupersite



1. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

We'll miss you steven :D

7. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Why do all significant people in the tech industry share the name Steve in some form or the other? Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmaer, Steven....? Uncanny! I wish I was named in this I would have been a tech mogul :)

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"It's a pretty name" Also Stephen Elop.

10. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I think he left out Stephen Elop's name on purpose...

2. wendygarett unregistered

Sent from Windows rt :')

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i dont believe u :)

3. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

we all hope you the best!!

4. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

wow, he had quite a reign, +1 for all of you

5. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

crapp!!!. apples going to pirate him as replacement of Scott Forstall

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

what if scott move into MS and steve to apple.. that would be crazy

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Well... he was not marketing person like bill gates.....he is main reason for the development of the windows..... Microsoft will miss him a lot....

12. kstandish42

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Not saying this will happen, but with the advent of chrome os, it could be he was sniped by google after the development of windows 8.

13. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh...bye bye... we'll miss you! :)

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