Inilah Alasan Pembuat Windows 8 Hengkang Dari Microsoft

Windows 8 #6

President of Windows Division dari Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, yang juga merupakan inovator dibalik sistem operasi Windows 8 baru saja mengundurkan diri dari Microsoft. Pertanyaannya mengapa ia mengundurkan diri pada saat-saat Windows 8 baru saja diluncurkan?

Dalam sebuah email yang dituliskan sebagai balasan dari email dengan judul “Windows Leadership Changes“, Steven Sinofsky menyampaikan bahwa ia ingin mencari kesempatan baru.

Steven mengatakan:

My passion for building products is as strong as ever and I look forward to focusing my energy and creativity along similar lines.

Gairah saya untuk membangun sebuah produk sekuat seperti biasanya dan saya berharap untuk memfokuskan energi dan kreativitas di sepanjang bidang yang sama.

Ia juga menambahkan:

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.

Beberapa mungkin melihat sedikit obrolan yang berspekulasi tentang keputusan atau waktu. Saya dapat meyakinkan Anda bahwa tidak ada yang bisa menjadi kenyataan karena ini adalah pilihan pribadi yang sama sekali tidak mencerminkan adanya spekulasi atau rumor yang mungkin Anda baca – tentang aku, peluang, perusahaan atau kepemimpinannya.

Email tersebut diberi judul “RE: Windows Leadership Changes”, dikirim pada 12 November 2012, pukul 6.42 PM (waktu setempat) yang ditujukan kepada seluruh karyawan di Microsoft, tertulis juga (QBDG), namun kami sendiri tidak mengetahui arti dari “QBDG”. Hal yang juga menarik adalah email tersebut dibalas melalui Microsoft Surface miliknya.

Inilah email perpisahan Steven Sinofsky kepada Microsoft yang dikutip dari winsupersite.com, apa menurut Anda yang menjadi penyebab mundurnya sang pembuat Windows 8 ini?

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

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