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Microsoft's Head of Windows Division Resigns

Guru Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft under rumours of feud...

Well it looks like there is going to be a bit of change at Microsoft as the head of their Windows division, Steven Sinofsky has left the company with immediate effect. Microsoft has not commented on the reason that Steven left Microsoft but analysts have suggested that it could have been to an internal feud between Steven and chief executive Steve Ballmer.

With rumours rife Steven released a statement saying "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,"

Even with this feud it has come as a surprise to most analysts as Steven was ear marked as a potential successor to Microsoft’s chief executive. Microsoft has already named his successor as Julie Larson-Green who would be taking on both Windows software and hardware engineering lead.

A lot of analysts are seeing this as a major loss for Microsoft as Michael Gartenberg, an analyst with research firm Gartner commented saying “He did a lot more than head up a division, he had a unified vision of Microsoft as an ecosystem, tying together the PC, phone, tablet, Xbox and online services. The ramifications of his departure are yet to be felt."

We at CCL wish Steven all the best for the future and will see how his departure from Microsoft affects the company.