In Pictures: Microsoft. Purges, personalities, ‘pursuing other opportunities’

At Microsoft periodic reshufflings of the players and the executive hierarchy are a way of life.

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Steven Sinofsky Just two weeks after launching Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets, Steven Sinofsky, then president of the Windows and Windows Live division, quit. While rumors swirled about whether he wanted to be named heir apparent to CEO Steve Ballmer or whether his abrasiveness finally caught up with him, so far he’s been writing a blog, Learning by Shipping, in which he talks mainly about management. After he left the company reinstated $14.3 in stock awards for performance and incentives in return for his promise not to disparage or compete against Microsoft.

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