Former Windows Chief Steve Sinofsky to Teach at Harvard

Sinofsky abruptly departed from his job at Microsoft about a month ago.
Posted December 20, 2012

Cynthia Harvey

Steve Sinofsky, the former head of Microsoft's Windows division, has a new job. The executive will be teaching at Harvard Business School.

Boston.com's Michael Morisy reported, "Steven Sinofsky, the ousted head of Microsoft's Windows division, is returning to teach at Harvard Business School to teach this spring, he announced on Twitter. 'Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring! New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write. #sabbatical.'"

The Next Web's Ken Yeung noted, "It was just a month ago when Sinofsky left Microsoft rather abruptly, with some speculating that it was because he was 'not being a team player,' although others believe that it was because he refused to add support for tablets in Windows 7. For over 10 years, he had been involved with many products that are famously associated with Microsoft, including its Office software, the Windows operating system, Windows Live, and the Surface."

Janet I. Tu from The Seattle Times added, "Sinofsky has taught at Harvard Business School before and was a visiting scholar there in 1998. He co-authored a book, 'One Strategy,' with Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School."

The Register's Neil McAllister wrote, "According to other Sinofsky tweets, he will be teaching this time, and although he's not entirely sure what his subjects will be yet, he expects his classroom to involve 'product dev, planning, collaboration, and more.' His position will be classified as an 'Executive in Residence,' Sinofsky said, and he will be 'on call' while writing and researching, adding, 'Can't wait to learn from students!!'"

Tags: Windows, Microsoft

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