Microsoft Research Guru Craig Mundie Plots Course For Retirement
It's been a wild few months for Microsoft in terms of personnel. Just a few months back, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky announced that he was heading for the exits, and now Mundie has a plotted course for that same neon sign. During his time thus far, Mundie was reportedly responsible for "Microsoft’s early efforts in software for handheld organizers, cars and televisions." Moreover, he engineered and crafted tech policy in areas that are extremely important today -- things like "privacy and security." He also oversaw the fabled Microsoft Research unit, not to mention relationships with governments in far-flung locales.
What will this mean for Microsoft? From a consumer viewpoint, not much, but internally it'll certainly be a hole that needs filled. He knows Microsoft's DNA, and teaching that to someone else isn't exactly the easiest of chores.