Julie Larson-Green to replace Steven Sinofsky–who is she?

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Julie Larson-Green is replacing Steven Sinofsky in the very important job as Head of Windows, which includes hardware engineering like the Surface.

Julie Larson-Green has been Corporate Vice President, Program Management, Windows Client and in her last job had between 1,200 and 1,400 program managers, researchers, content managers and other members of the Windows team reporting to her. In her new job she will be running the engineering of Windows, while Tami Reller will continue on as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer and will assume responsibility for the business side.

She had worked at Microsoft since 1993 and joined to run a Visual C++ focus group then and was a strong member of Steven Sinifsky’s team in the Office division, where she led a radical revamp of Office in 2003, for which she won a technical leadership award. She also did a stint on the SharePoint Team Services team, back when SharePoint was known as "Office.Net. She  subsequently led user interface design for Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007.

She moved with Steven Sinofsky when he took over Windows in 2007, where she was part of a core team of 3 reporting to him.

She holds a masters degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelors degree in business administration from Western Washington University.

See a video of her talking about Windows 8 at its launch below:

Are our readers satisfied Windows is in safe hands? Let us know below.

Via BusinessInsider, ZDNet and crunchbase.

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  • charles

    She has the experience and its a plus she’s a lady, means a curvy signature on the next windows, I guess

    • Bugbog

      ?!!

  • http://twitter.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

    Ok. Just dont put her on the stage for longer presentations again, its awkward. Hire someone that owns the stage.

    • Joop

      Indeed, she may be a good person for the job, but Steven was much more convincing and more pleasant to listen to.

    • manu

      she already was on stage for xbox and windows 8 presentation….. her xbox presentation was amazing!

      • Bugbog

        Do you have a link to that?

    • XB_Mod

      like Panos Panay :P

      • Breakingillusions

        +1

  • win8 guy

    she is hot :)

  • manu

    She is HOT! and I think she will do great!

  • GogoGodzilla

    I feel pretty confident about the future. Sinofsky was excellent at what he does, but as with other execs that have left, things turned out fine. Remember when Allard left and everyone was upset? How about Ray Ozzie, Charlie Kindel, Brandon Watson? These people contribute their vision, and move on.
    Products this size are created by massive teams, and the vision is there for the future. It’s really about bringing customers along with them. Don’t be surprised to see Belfiore hit the door in 2013.

  • http://twitter.com/counterblow the person

    oh no….it is her! She was the twirp doing the QVC like sales job of the Win8 computers at the keynote…..she is a ditzy talking head!

  • disqustingtard

    She’s a minx, I’d totally go all in for her Surfaces.
    (after I’m done with Alba)