The Microsoft employees involved in the Vista Capable campaign go all the way to the top, CEO Steve Ballmer. Executives from the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant named in the following timeline are listed below, with our best estimates of their job titles during the course of the roughly two-year period charted in the unsealed discovery. Non-Microsoft employees appearing in the discovery are described as is relevant. All images originate from Exhibit A in Dianne Kelley and Kenneth Hansen v. Microsoft Corporation, proceeding at U.S. District Court in Seattle.
The main Microsoft employees named in the timeline are: Jim Allchin, Group VP, Platforms Group; Bob Aoki, Developer and Platform Evangelism; Steve Ballmer, CEO; David Berett, Group Manager, Retail Business Development; Shanen Boettcher, Vista product manager; Brad Brooks, CVP for Windows Consumer Product Marketing; Eric Charbonneau, MCSE and author, Eric Charbonneau's Direct Reports; Mark Croft, marketing director; Gregg Daugherty, business analyst, Hardware Group; Jon DeVaan, SVP, Engineering Strategy; Scott Di Valerio, VP, Corporate Controller; Kevin Eagan, GM, OEM Marketing; Jim Hebert, GM, Windows Server Product Management Group; Will Johnson, unknown executive or associate; John Kalkman, GM, OEM and Embedded Engineering; Anantha Kancherla, unknown executive or associate; Patrick Kennedy, unknown executive or associate; Jawad Khaki, CVP, Windows Hardware Ecosystem; Steven Leonard, account manager; Mike Nash, CVP, Windows Product Management; Will Poole, SVP, Windows Client Business; Owen Roberts, Sr. Director, Sales, Home and Retail Division; Robert Rutledge, Account Manager, Wal-Mart; Jon Shirley, member, Board of Directors; Mike Sievert, CVP, Windows Product Marketing; Steven Sinofsky, SVP, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group; Carl Sittig, GM, OEM Americas; Rajesh Srinivasan, marketing director; Hakon Strande, project manager, Windows Audio/Video Excellence Team; Rick Thompson, corporate VP, Windows Live Advertising and Monetization Platforms; Bill Veghte, SVP, Online Services and Windows Business Group; Padmanand Warrier, Director of Mobile Services, Windows Mobile; Mike Ybarra, director of product management; Stephanie Ybarra, OEM account manager for Dell; Dina Yershova, unknown executive or associate.