- 11-13-2012, 10:34 AM #1
Steven Sinofsky Leaves Post As President Of Windows At Microsoft
what do you think? i think microsoft has to be in this for the long haul, even willing to take losses for the sake of getting a foot in the door. jumping in and out is only going to **** off people. i'm already kind of pissed about zune, but i'm hopeful they'll release an xbox music player or something. sometimes i'd like o have music without having to be tethered to a phone.
- 11-13-2012, 10:44 AM #3
Well according to Thurrott it's because:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed Sinofsky’s departure was a “mutual” decision but hinted that Sinofsky didn’t work well with others and prevented Windows from moving forward more quickly. These are charges that have frequently been directed at the divisive Mr. Sinofsky, who has many detractors inside the company.
- 11-13-2012, 11:29 AM #4
I think this is very good for Surface and very good for Windows 9. From what I've heard, Sinofsky was the one that forced WinRT over WPF and Silverlight, and decided that Win RT would not support the WP Silverlight-based API. This makes me much less pessimistic about the future of the WP7/8 API.
- 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM #5
That's my biggest fear. I bought it a week ago and I freaking love, love the device. Couldn't be happier, but I'm tempting to return it in fear that they won't support it or the sales are low. I don't want to be stuck with a worthless pad. What do you all think?
- 11-13-2012, 03:19 PM #6
I'm in for 645.00 (including tax) for my 32GB Surface w/Touch cover, and when I see something like the Lenovo Yoga, or some of the Ultrabook Convertibles, I wonder if I should have just spent the few hundred more and got one of those. But then I'd feel like I was carrying around my laptop all the time, and as a developer I'm in front of a computer all day. So it's nice to step away and have a true tablet.
- 11-13-2012, 03:28 PM #7
- 11-13-2012, 03:45 PM #8
I don't think MS will throw in the towel with this, they have spent months hyping up the Surface they are in this for the long haul. Tablets are the new battle ground, in the mobile market they have a up hill battle but in the tablet market they have a chance to leapfrog Google and go after the number 2 spot.
- 11-13-2012, 04:25 PM #9
You have eight posts and every one appears to be in some way negative. Quite frankly, this sort of post borders on a form of trolling. There is absolutely no logical connection between a senior person leaving and your inferred demise of a device that has been on the shelves for less than a month. This is the equivalent of asking whether the recent senior Apple departure signaled the end of the iPhone and iPad. Even your statement about having to "take losses" implies some negative situation where none exists. If people reacted to every management change at Apple or every Android mess by Google with half the level of negativity they direct at Microsoft, we would all be using rotary dial phones, TI (or HP) calculators, have the latest IBM Selectric typewriter on our desks, and some 8088 PC at the office running DOS, WordPerfect and Lotus 123.
- 11-13-2012, 05:48 PM #11
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Most of you probably don't follow tech news (let alone Microsoft news and product cycles) the way I do as an IT guy, but this sort of thing ALWAYS happens after big launches. People leave. People come. People change roles. It's that "been there done that" mentality and also knowing that sometimes... something or someone isn't right for the role.
Sinofsky is a hugely talented individual. He brought a lot of discipline to the Windows team which was needed desperately after XP and Vista. He was also a bit of a jerk (so I hear). When you hear about alienating a few people, it's just people not agreeing with management styles. When you hear about whole groups of senior staffers and employees leaving and changing roles just to avoid him... something is wrong.
As I told someone else last night, you don't get to walk around life acting like Dr. House and expect to get away with it forever.
- 11-13-2012, 09:37 PM #13
In my opinion as a Surface owner who stood on line on launch day, I think that the device will go the way of the BlackBerry Playbook. I think that the other OEM's like Asus and Lenovo will figure out how to get Windows on a tablet and these will be the devices that sell. The Surface will be remembered as the catalyst that prompted everyone else to get on the ball, nothing more. Unfortunately.
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11-14-2012, 02:56 PM #18
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I hope Microsoft and Nokia and the carriers are going to start with a much heavier advertising campaign.
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- 11-18-2012, 07:38 AM #22
A few weeks ago Apple fired on or two of the keys people in the Company and nothing happened. They lost Jobs and they still there.
Why this should affect MS? The ones you need to be worry about are the ones that still in MS.
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