[News] [Rival] Microsoft Seniors Leave Microsoft, Then Join Microsoft Rivals

[News] [Rival] Microsoft Seniors Leave Microsoft, Then Join Microsoft Rivals

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 15 Apr 2008 23:30:29

ormer Softie getting the old band back together?

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| Fitzgerald resigned from Microsoft in January 2008 and neither Microsoft nor
| Fitzgerald himself would comment on where he was going.
| [...]
| Wonder if any other former Softies will resurface at Pi/EMC, going
| head-to-head with Microsoft



Microsoft's Vista Blogger Quits As Redmond Exodus Builds

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| Earlier this year, Microsoft Business Division president Jeff Raikes said he
| would retire in September, to be replaced by former Juniper Networks chief
| operating officer Stephen Elop.
| Microsoft's merger and acquisitions chief Bruce Jaffe stepped down at the end
| of February.
| To boot, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will give up full-time duties at the
| company in July.
| The departures highlight one of Microsoft's biggest challenges as a mature
| company: attracting and retaining Silicon Valley's top talent. In its early
| days, Microsoft could entice recruits with an entrepreneurial environment and
| stock options that eventually turned secretaries into millionaires.


Vista marketing chief to bid Microsoft adieu

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| Michael Sievert, Corporate Vice President for Windows Product Marketing, is
| moving on, according to multiple sources of mine.
| It hard to make the case that Sievert, who was responsible for the
| worldwide introduction of Windows Vista, isn being pushed for the
| less-than-enthusiastic public perception of Microsoft latest version of
| Windows. Even though Microsoft has moved 100-million-plus copies of Vista,
| many consumers and businesses still consider the new release buggy, sluggish
| and incompatible with existing software and drivers.



Microsoft OEM chief defects to Lenovo

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| While so many of us Microsoft watchers were preoccupied with the hasty
| departure of former Microsfot CIO Stuart Scott, the resignation of the
| company OEM chief slipped right by most of us.


Microsoft losing acquisition playmaker

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| In a previous life Jaffe was the CFO for Microsoft's MSN division, and also
| had roles overseeing acquisitions related to Microsoft's consumer business,
| groups like MSNBC and Microsoft Games.


Microsoft Windows hardware leader takes a acation
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| Veteran Softies are dropping like flies lately. The latest Microsoft exec to
| leave is Jawad Khaki, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Hardware
| Ecosystem.


Danny Thorpe quits the Windows Live development team

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| Danny Thorpe, one of the higher-profile hires Microsoft made to its Windows
| Live team, has decided to leave for greener pastures.


Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company

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| Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft's entertainment
| and devices division, also played a key role in shaping the Xbox
| game console business and the introduction of its Inte