In what analysts called a "shocking" development, the head of Microsoft's Windows unit, Steven Sinofsky, has left the company just after the launch of Windows 8, the most radical revamp of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system since 1995. Sinofsky had been considered one of the most likely candidates to be the giant software company's next CEO. Instead he's now the latest and most prominent in a parade of high-profile departures as CEO Steve Ballmer firms up control as the company struggles to compete with Apple and Google in mobile computing.
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