Latest Steven Sinofsky Stories

Former Windows President Sinofsky Local Motion
2013-08-28 12:16:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last November, shortly after releasing a brand new tablet and operating system, Microsoft fired their head of Windows Steven Sinofsky. Now he’s a board member with the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and has just announced his very first big investment in a startup called Local Motion. The startup, now funded with $6 million from Andreessen Horowitz, builds hardware and software to monitor and manage large vehicle fleets....

Microsoft Announces Windows Leadership Changes
2012-11-13 10:13:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of a new operating system, a launch of a new smartphone OS and new hardware, and their very first tablet, Microsoft has been able to make even more waves by firing Steve Sinofsky. In a move which many have already compared to Apple´s firing of Scott Forstall, Steve Ballmer sent a memo yesterday to employees explaining the former Windows president would be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, a demo expert and user...

2012-10-16 17:26:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just ten days away from the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has finally answered the 4-month old question on everyone´s lips: “How much will the Surface tablet cost and when will it ship?” Microsoft announced the tablet in an awkward and hasty event held in June, but never announced an official price or availability date. Members of the press who were present at the event weren´t even allowed to touch the...

Window 8 AppFest Draws Record Numbers
2012-09-24 09:25:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Looking for ways to drum up some attention for their new, upcoming desktop/mobile/tablet operating system, Microsoft recently enlisted enough developers to make Steve Ballmer foam with excitement in order to set a Guinness World Record. Held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) just outside of Bangalore, India, Microsoft´s Windows 8 AppFest brought together some 2,567 developers who wrote and tweaked code for...

Windows 8 'Release Preview' Expected In June
2012-04-24 10:14:21

John Neumann for Redorbit.com Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft´s Windows unit said at an event in Japan that the software giant will deliver a Windows 8 “Release Preview´ in the first week of June, reports Darryl K. Taft for E-Week. This preview edition of Windows 8 follows the Windows 8 “Consumer Preview” available to users as a beta release since the end of February. The release preview is promised by Microsoft to be the most complete version to...

2011-06-02 12:54:00

Microsoft Corp. showed off its new operating system at the D: All Things Digital conference on Wednesday. Executives said the "Windows 8" operating system for tablets and personal computers is able to run the full version of Windows. The operating system is "touch first," which means it responds to finger swipes like other tablets, but will also respond to keyboards and mouses if they are attached.  The home screen consists of various blocks of applications and looks like the Windows...

2009-07-08 14:34:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today promoted Steven Sinofsky to president of the Windows Division. Sinofsky, a 20-year Microsoft veteran, most recently led the Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, contributing to the Oct. 22 availability of Windows 7. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) As president, Sinofsky assumes responsibility for the Windows business including both the engineering and marketing functions for Windows,...

2008-10-28 16:14:08

Microsoft maintains that the next version of windows will deliver a better experience to users than its much-maligned predecessor, Vista. Windows 7, the forthcoming operating system, will allow users to avoid the many alerts and warnings from their computers, as rampant notifications and pop-up windows warning people of potential security risks have irked many users of Windows Vista. "We had all the best intentions of helping to secure the PC platform even more, particularly for novice PC...

2008-08-16 04:55:00

In October, Microsoft will provide a first glimpse at the technology inside the next version of Windows. The company said it would unveil engineering information about Windows 7 to select attendees of two technical conferences, the Professional Developers Conference and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference. Windows 7 is based on the company's popular Operating system Vista and is set for a January 2010 release. A new Windows 7 blog written by engineers putting the software together...

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