Monthly Archives: November 2012

Windows 8之父Steven Sinofsky离职邮件:做出这个决定完全是我个人的选择(2012)

公司:微软
入职时间:1989年7月

离职时间:2012年11月
离职时职务:Windows部门总裁

Steven Sinofsky

  随着 Windows 8/RT 和 Surface 的全面发布,我想是时候放下在微软的职责了。我一直都提倡利用产品开发周期之间的空隙反思过去、展望未来,而这同样也适用于我自己。

  在微软的 23 年经历了众多产品的开发后,我决定离开公司,并利用这些经验去寻求新的机会。我在产品开发方面的激情从来没有减弱过,我将沿着类似的路线继续发挥我的精力和创造力。

  通过与公司内部和整个行业的合作,Windows 团队刚刚完成了一系列开启 Windows 新时代的产品和服务。能成为 Windows 换代变革开发过程中的一员,确实是一次令人难忘的体验。无论是从设计还是从实用性来看,基于 Windows 的 Surface 在新的 PC 时代都是佼佼者。而通过 Store、IE、Outlook.com、SkyDrive 以及其它产品,将这种体验与云计算服务连接在了一起。

  想到这些产品即将被近 10 亿的用户所使用,确实鼓舞人心。我们每个人和整个团队都可以将这个项目作为自己取得的一项巨大成就。但是我们的工作还没有完成,就像科技界一样,用户仍然还有许多需求有待开发。

  在微软的这些年,我所收获的东西数不甚数。有幸能在这样一家优秀的公司与这么多专业并且宽宏大量的人共事,让我觉得非常骄傲,我的感情已经超越了感谢。

  我一直向自己承诺,当我做出改变的时机成熟时,我会尽量简洁一些,但不会像我某篇声名狼藉的博客短文一样,并且我努力让人们记住的不是我本人,而是我有幸参与并令我感到自豪的产品和团队身上。这篇简短的声明就是一项简单的特征。

  有些人可能已经注意到我做出这个决定的时机所引发的一些传言,我向你们保证,所有的那些都不是真的,因为做出这个决定完全是我个人的选择,不是你们所看到的那样,比如说那些关于我、关于机会以及关于公司或者领导职位权利争夺等的传言。

  就像我一直所坚信的那样,要尽可能快的给新领导者让出位置,因此这个声明将立即生效,而我也会尽力配合这个交接过程。

  对于团队和微软的未来,我感到无比的兴奋。

  深深的感谢,

史蒂文·辛诺夫斯基

原始邮件:

From: Steven Sinofsky
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 5:42 PM
To: Microsoft – All Employees (QBDG) 
Subject: RE: Windows Leadership Changes

With the general availability of Windows 8/RT and Surface, I have decided it is time for me to take a step back from my responsibilities at Microsoft. I’ve always advocated using the break between product cycles as an opportunity to reflect and to look ahead, and that applies to me too.

After more than 23 years working on a wide range of Microsoft products, I have decided to leave the company to seek new opportunities that build on these experiences. My passion for building products is as strong as ever and I look forward focusing my energy and creativity along similar lines.

The Windows team, in partnerships across all of Microsoft and our industry, just completed products and services introducing a new era of Windows computing. It is an incredible experience to be part of a generational change in a unique product like Windows, one accomplished with an undeniable elegance. Building on Windows, Surface excels in design and utility for a new era of PCs. With the Store, Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, SkyDrive and more, each of which lead the way, this experience is connected to amazing cloud services.

It is inspiring to think of these efforts making their way into the hands of Microsoft’s next billion customers. We can reflect on this project as a remarkable achievement for each of us and for the team. Our work is not done, such is the world of technology, and so much more is in store for customers.

It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company. I am beyond grateful.

I have always promised myself when the right time came for me to change course, I would be brief, unlike one of my infamous short blog posts, and strive to be less memorable than the products and teams with which I have been proudly and humbly associated. The brevity of this announcement is simply a feature.

Some might notice a bit of chatter speculating about this decision or timing. I can assure you that none could be true as this was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read–about me, opportunity, the company or its leadership.

As I’ve always believed in making space for new leaders as quickly as possible, this announcement is effective immediately and I will assist however needed with the transition.

I am super excited for what the future holds for the team and Microsoft.

With my deepest appreciation,

Steven Sinofsky