Former Windows head Steven Sinofsky heads to Harvard for teaching job

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's Windows then-president, speaks during the launch of the Windows 8 operating system in New York City in October. Microsoft announced in November that Sinofsky had left the company just weeks after delivering the revamp of its flagship software product, Windows 8. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA)
December 20, 2012

Former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky, who recently left Microsoft after an executive shakeup, has accepted a teaching position at Harvard University’s business school.

“Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring!” Sinofsky wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write. #sabbatical”

The tech world was rocked when Microsoft announced Sinofsky would be leaving the company just weeks after the launch of Windows 8, on which he had led development. But it looks like it didn’t take him long to find another gig.

Sinofsky told his Twitter followers that he will be teaching product development and will work under the title “Executive in Residence.” He will focus his time on “research, writing, classroom on [product development], planning, collaboration, and more.”

Previously, Sinofsky taught a few classes at Harvard Business School and helped write “Microsoft Office: Finding the Suite Spot” and “Learning from Projects: Note on Conducting a Postmortem Analysis.”

Copyright 2012, VentureBeat

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