Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft. Dieter Bohn reports that protecting Windows at the expense of the rest of the company and personality clashes are the reasons why:
There had been persistent rumblings that the man who oversaw the launch of Windows 8 was in line for a larger role in the company, perhaps even as the heir to CEO Steve Ballmer. However, multiple sources within Microsoft describe Sinofsky as abrasive and off-putting, aggressively maintaining his control over products and putting up roadblocks for products that would have any potential to diminish the Windows (and therefore his) power — an attitude rumored to be shared by Apple’s recently-deposed iOS chief Scott Forstall.
Odd timing given the Surface RT release and Windows 8.