TECHNOLOGY SPECTATOR: Making sense of Sinofsky's exit

The shock departure of Windows Division president Steve Sinofsky leaves Microsoft with a tainted legacy of Windows 8 and Windows RT. Rising above this won't be easy.

One would be forgiven for thinking that Steve Sinofsky’s departure from Microsoft this week was Steve Ballmer fulfilling his promise to make Microsoft more like Apple. Apple cleared out key executives Scott Forstall and John Browett earlier this month and Microsoft followed suit with Sinofsky. In the case of Forstall and Sinofsky, both Apple and Microsoft are left with their unwanted legacies.

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