Steven Sinofsky: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

In an interview at D11, Sinofsky said he is enjoying his “sabbatical” and is not eager to revisit the recent past nor jump to the next thing.


Executive in Residence at Harvard Business School

Returning to D is Steven Sinofsky, who left Microsoft earlier this year after running its flagship Windows franchise. (In fact, he demoed Windows 8 onstage in 2011.) As one of the software giant’s most high-profile execs, Sinofsky has always had a keen view of the entire tech landscape beyond Redmond. Sinofsky spent 23 years at Microsoft, where he managed the creation of Windows 8 and Surface, led development for Windows 7, and held various engineering and general management positions for Microsoft Office. He also worked as Bill Gates’s technical assistant and, with co-author Marco Iansiti, wrote “One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making.” He is now ensconced at Harvard Business School, and maintains a tech and management-focused blog called “Learning by Shipping.”

Posts With Steven Sinofsky

Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

Grant George, the former head of testing for Windows, was one of several executives left on the outside looking in following a September reorganization of the Windows unit.

Veteran Microsoft Engineer Jon DeVaan Leaving After Almost 30 Years

DeVaan is one of several longtime technical execs whose position in Redmond has been unclear since a September reorganization of the Windows unit.


Realities of Performance Appraisal

This essay looks at the challenges of performance review in a large organization.

News Byte

Box Names Former Windows Head Sinofsky as Adviser

Box, the fast-growing enterprise cloud-computing company, said today that it had named Steven Sinofsky, the former head of Microsoft’s Windows business, as an adviser. The announcement came in a corporate blog post from CEO Aaron Levie. Sinofsky left Microsoft in November, and earlier this month joined the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner.

British Bookmaker Taking Bets on Next Microsoft CEO

And Bill Gates is one of the longest shots on the list, at 50 to 1.

Local Motion Raises $6 Million and Adds Andreessen Horowitz’s Sinofsky to Board

Everybody’s doing a brand-new car-sharing now.


Ballmer’s Surprise Party (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

Former Windows Head Sinofsky Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Board Partner

A big brain from Microsoft moves to Silicon Valley.

Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!

The KatieCam Collection

In a series of fast and fun interviews, Katie Boehret got D11 headliners talking about all sorts of non-digital things.

The Women in Charge of Windows

Windows Head Steven Sinofsky to Leave Microsoft