Bill Veghte: Resigned
Veghte joined Microsoft in 1990 as an associate product manager in the early days of Windows/Microsoft Office and rose through the ranks at the company. He led development on Windows 98 and also spearheaded development and marketing for Microsoft's Windows Server series. Veghte eventually ascended to the role of senior vice president of Global Windows Business and most recently worked on the blockbuster OS Windows 7.
According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Veghte "was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7, helping us reenergize the Windows franchise." Yet for some reason, Veghte was unexpectedly transitioned out of his role last year and was pegged for a new position within the company. But that never happened -- Microsoft announced in January that Veghte was leaving the company. He resurfaced just a few months later as executive vice president of the Software & Solutions organization in HP's Enterprise Business.