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Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8

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    Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8


    The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time. This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.

    Two years ago, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was working on a file synchronization technology that would make stashing and grabbing pictures, documents, and music from any device a cinch.

    Ozzie, hand-picked by Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates to succeed him as the corporate visionary, gathered a team of 50 or so employees to piece together the concept. Something of an industry legend, Ozzie was a co-creator of Lotus Notes, and he joined Microsoft in 2005 after the company bought his startup, Groove Networks. To hear Microsoft insiders tell it, Ozzie was stepping straight into one of the epic turf battles that have come to define the company over the years.


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    It's amazing to read about such drama within Microsoft, it's enough to make a day time soap opera!

    I have to give credit to Sinofsky for keeping things moving on predetermined time schedules, but I don't see him as CEO. As much as Ballmer can be considered a clown and at best, Microsoft's cheerleader, I don't see him as CEO. Ballmer wants to have divisions working together and getting features built from one division into the other, which will go to build a great ecosystem. You can't have blantent opposition to something like that.

    I don't know if it's just me, but Sinofsky sounds a lot like steve jobs. And I'm going to say what's on everyone's minds, but it seems the most predominate tech figures are named Steve and/or are bald or balding.
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