Latest Steven Sinofsky Stories

2008-07-24 15:10:00

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is taking direct control over two of the company's most important businesses -- including competition with Google -- in a significant reorganization announced late Wednesday afternoon. The news came shortly after reports surfaced that Kevin Johnson, a veteran Microsoft executive in charge of a sprawling division that includes both the mainstay Windows business and the company's shakier online efforts, was leaving to head network-equipment maker Juniper...

2008-07-24 12:00:17

With its bid to acquire part or all of Yahoo! (YHOO) looking less likely, Microsoft (MSFT) announced July 23 that one of the top executives who pushed the deal will leave the company. Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platforms & Services Div., responsible for its Windows franchise and its online operations, is leaving the company. The company didn't say where he was going, but a source confirmed a report in The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, that Johnson is leaving to...

2006-03-27 13:06:44

SEATTLE -- The new head of Microsoft Corp.'s core Windows division will bring a cultural change to the business responsible for the largest portion of the software giant's revenue and profit, a senior company executive said on Sunday. Last week, the world's largest software maker tapped Steven Sinofsky, a veteran executive from its Office business software segment, to lead its Windows group only days after Microsoft delayed the consumer launch of the much-anticipated upgrade to its...

2005-10-03 13:02:32

SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. said on Monday that the next version of its Office program will be able to save documents in the PDF format, a popular method of sharing documents between different computers and software programs. Being able to save Office documents as PDFs was a feature that more than 120,000 users have requested every month, said Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's senior vice president of Office product development. Portable Document Format, developed by Adobe Systems Inc. allows users...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.