Comments on: Breaking: Microsoft’s Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaves the Company http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Stetson Smith http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/#comment-115 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:22:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17715#comment-115 If he really was a my-way-or-the-highway kind of guy, one could also assume that there were many problems behind the scenes as this was likely the first windows to have absolutely no involvement from Bill Gates.

It is likely that he pissed off people, and people pissed him off.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/#comment-111 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17715#comment-111 Agreed on all points. I have major doubts that Steven was pushing for anything else than what we were given. He’s probably the reason we don’t have the option to use a traditional Start menu.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/#comment-106 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:11:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17715#comment-106 Steven Sinofsky was the man responsible and chief advocate of Windows 8. His blog can be seen here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

The reason for him leaving seems to be entirely his own, according to a Steve Ballmer internal email (but Ballmer has lied before). Whatever the reasons, Steven dedicated 20 years of his career to Microsoft, which really makes this one big loss to the company, no matter how we look at it.

Despite Sinofsky unmistakable position in Windows 8 philosophy (as well as Surface and Surface Pro), make no mistake nothing will change. Microsoft’s hierarchy is made of like-minded individuals. Any strays see their heads removed by Ballmer himself. Such has been the corporate model of later years in this company. Some see good in this because it allows the company to concentrate more on “production” and less on “invention”. Others, like myself, see in this the end of innovation in this company.

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By: Tharicnar http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/#comment-102 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:54:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17715#comment-102 Have to agree with mat, if he was responsible for enforcing Modern UI on the masses, then good riddance. If he tried to stop it, then it’s a shame. His presence in the Windows Blog was helpful though, and I wish this to be something that continues with the next OS, especially extended betas.

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By: madmatTG http://techgage.com/news/breaking-microsofts-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-leaves-the-company/#comment-101 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 05:43:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17715#comment-101 Hard to tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It could be good if he’s responsible for the FUBAR’ed new GUI and their flat refusal to bow to customer pressure over making 8 more familiar. Bad if he fought against the new direction they’re taking and now there’s no one left at bat for the end users.

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