Former Windows leader Steven Sinofsky launches new blog

Since departing Microsoft as head of its Windows division in November, Steven Sinofsky has made most of his public comments via his Twitter account. Today, Sinofsky launched what he calls an experiment; a new blog called Learning by Shipping

Sinofsky's first blog post says that Learning by Shipping is supposed to be a continuation of sort of the kinds of blog posts he wrote while he worked at Microsoft, including the Building Windows 8 blog, which allowed himself and other members of the Windows 8 team to make announcements and go into detail about the new features of the OS.

So where does the blog's title come from? Sinofsky states:

The title comes from something impressed upon me early in my career, which is that learning as an engineer comes from the process of starting, then finishing, and iterating on products–getting products to market and putting the broad feedback loop to work.  The teams and processes used to create products are critically important and fun to talk about relative to shipping and learning as we search for the best approaches to use at a given time.

While we should not expect this new blog to be a "tell-all" on Sinofsky's time at Microsoft, he does say, " In this new blog, I am hopeful that there can be a rich dialog about the “how” and “why” of building products in our industry and that serves as springboard for posts."

Source: Learning by Shipping | Image via Microsoft
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Vista wasn;t that bad, it at least laid the foundation for W7. Vista was butchered by the press for the lack of drivers, which basically was the printer/scanner/xxx manufacturers fault.
After SP1 Vista was more than capable of running anything pre/post XP.

But some things stick to the common mind, even though they're not true.

metsfan421 said,
I thought he was responsible for turning Windows around, with Windows 7....

Yeah, but only after he got slapped in the face with Vista.

The dude clearly lost his touch. I blame him for Win8's criticisms and ultimate slow start.
Remember, this was the guy responsible for Vista's release.

No using open source (wordpress). Its amazing how these tech people one minute touting their platform religiously and now readily abandons it an uses other technologies. It must have been really bad since he did not leave MS on good terms.....

I'm sorry but wordpress is great for just getting a blog up and running I fail to see how it anything to do with abandoning Microsoft you gronk. Did you expect him to write up a massive aspx project with a comment system and interlinked databases running if his own azure service? I think not, this is just a little project of his not some conspiracy that he now has a massive grudge against Microsoft so he will be using "open" source technology...

at the end I didn't find out the exact reason why he left microsoft? did they fire him or he left by himself. It seems like they did fire him because he doesn't look like he had a golden opportunity somewhere else.

Or so he says, between the unbridled arrogance of Ballmer and the failure of windows 8 I suppose we will never really know the real reason why he left.

S3P€hR said,
at the end I didn't find out the exact reason why he left microsoft? did they fire him or he left by himself. It seems like they did fire him because he doesn't look like he had a golden opportunity somewhere else.

He's a millionaire, so he doesn't need a golden opportunity somewhere else

Having said that, Harved have hired him (http://www.neowin.net/news/for...inofsky-to-teach-at-harvard), and I'd say that's a golden opportunity