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Steven Sinofsky leaving Microsoft

Soon after Window 8 launch, Steven Sinofsky decided to leave Microsoft. Lot of rumors and speculations are circulating and discussing in the web world.

I’m a big fan of Steven Sinofsky. Because, he’s simply “Mr. Perfectionist”. Check out these links – here and here to know what he’d done with Microsoft Surface. Know it for yourselves!

And the resignation letter of Steven Sinofsky

From: Steven Sinofsky
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 5:42 PM
To: Microsoft – All Employees (QBDG)
Subject: RE: Windows Leadership Changes

With the general availability of Windows 8/RT and Surface, I have decided it is time for me to take a step back from my responsibilities at Microsoft. I’ve always advocated using the break between product cycles as an opportunity to reflect and to look ahead, and that applies to me too.

After more than 23 years working on a wide range of Microsoft products, I have decided to leave the company to seek new opportunities that build on these experiences. My passion for building products is as strong as ever and I look forward focusing my energy and creativity along similar lines.

The Windows team, in partnerships across all of Microsoft and our industry, just completed products and services introducing a new era of Windows computing. It is an incredible experience to be part of a generational change in a unique product like Windows, one accomplished with an undeniable elegance. Building on Windows, Surface excels in design and utility for a new era of PCs. With the Store, Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, SkyDrive and more, each of which lead the way, this experience is connected to amazing cloud services.

It is inspiring to think of these efforts making their way into the hands of Microsoft’s next billion customers. We can reflect on this project as a remarkable achievement for each of us and for the team. Our work is not done, such is the world of technology, and so much more is in store for customers.

It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company. I am beyond grateful.

I have always promised myself when the right time came for me to change course, I would be brief, unlike one of my infamous short blog posts, and strive to be less memorable than the products and teams with which I have been proudly and humbly associated. The brevity of this announcement is simply a feature.

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.

As I’ve always believed in making space for new leaders as quickly as possible, this announcement is effective immediately and I will assist however needed with the transition.

I am super excited for what the future holds for the team and Microsoft.

With my deepest appreciation,

Steven Sinofsky

Good luck Steven, we’ll miss you.

Thanks.

I confess, I blogged about Apple


One year back, I registered CameTooFar because of my unstoppable and uncontrollable passion towards Microsoft .NET Technologies. Since then, what all I had dreamt, yelled and blogged was all about Microsoft Technologies that always made me say - Wow!. Slowly, I start listening to every reel in the IT industry – acquisitions, challenges, competitions, excitement, innovations, inspirations and suing.

Today, I break my promise! I confess! This blog post is about Steve Jobs - The Legendary CEO of Apple - The Legend who swiftly and steadily drived Apple and narrated what Innovation really means!

steve jobs

It’s he who saved Apple from drowning with the famous MacWorld Boston 1997 Deal by which Apple entered into a partnership with Microsoft. As he quoted:

If we want to move forward and see Apple healthy and prospering again, we have to let go of a few things here. We have to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose. We have to embrace a notion that for Apple to win, Apple has to do a really good job. And if others are going to help us that's great, because we need all the help we can get, and if we screw up and we don't do a good job, it's not somebody else's fault, it's our fault. So I think that is a very important perspective. If we want Microsoft Office on the Mac, we better treat the company that puts it out with a little bit of gratitude; we like their software.

So, the era of setting this up as a competition between Apple and Microsoft is over as far as I'm concerned. This is about getting Apple healthy, this is about Apple being able to make incredibly great contributions to the industry and to get healthy and prosper again.

 

 

Now, The Legend has stepped down from the Apple’s CEO hot-seat, with a beautiful emotional and inspiring letter to both Apple and Apple Community:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
 
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
 
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
 
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
 
I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
 
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
 
- Steve


Just like Bill Gates praised about Apple:

To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different, it takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.



Do we hear one more – “But, there's one more thing...” ? Do we?

Lets wait for the next MacWorld Expo.

Till then Good Luck Steve, we’ll Miss you.