Wow. Ballmer canned Sinofsky. "I am grateful for the many years of work that Steven has contributed to the company, CEO Steve Ballmer said. The products and services we have delivered to the market in the past few months mark the launch of a new era at Microsoft. Weve built an incredible foundation with new releases of Microsoft Office, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Surface, Windows Server 2012 and Halo 4, and great integration of services such as Bing, Skype and Xbox across all our products. To continue this success it is imperative that we continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycles for our offerings. http://allthingsd.com/20121112/breaking-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-to-leave-microsoft/ Major shake ups at both tech giants this month.