The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves Of 2012


Steven Sinofsky

There was no more dramatic tech executive move in 2012: Steven Sinofsky, just weeks after the launch of Windows 8, was ousted from Microsoft in November. Sinofsky, a 22-year Microsoft veteran, was president of Microsoft's all-important Windows and Windows Live Division. Several sources indicated to various news outlets that Sinofsky was a contentious figure within Microsoft, and that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had sought -- and gained -- former CEO and co-founder Bill Gates' blessing to boot him.