Sinofsky is still under Microsoft's payroll until end of 2012

Steven Sinofsky is no longer at Microsoft, but the former head of the company's flagship Windows Division will still be getting a paycheck from the company for a little while longer.

In a Form 8-K filing that Microsoft sent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission this past week, the company confirmed Sinofsky's resignation from Microsoft. However, the filing added, "He will remain an employee until December 31, 2012."

Just one month ago, a previous filing with the SEC showed that Sinofsky was getting $8,583,732 annually from Microsoft. That includes a base salary of $658,333, a bonus of $1,530,000 and $6,384,487 awarded in Microsoft stock. Finally, he received $10,912 in "other compensation" which included a 401k company match and "imputed income received under broad-based benefits program."

Sinofsky has been traveling a bit since his departure from Microsoft. He is currently in Dubai, according to his Twitter account, where he took a picture of a Microsoft holiday pop up store in a local shopping center, shown above. He wrote a post later that said, "Loved seeing the excitement around touch ultrabooks at Dubai computer store. Folks so surprised at fast and fluid + typing."

Via: Geek Wire
Source: SEC.gov | Images via Microsoft and Steven Sinofsky

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He's put in a lot of years with the company. So I guess they feel it would be a good thing to do...which will end in January. Now opposed to if he left at the beginning of 2012 and was paid to the end of 2012, that would be just silly to give him free money for a year lol

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Sinofsky is still under Microsoft's payroll until end of 2012

So? The world is supposed to end this year, so what's the point of taking him off payroll?

I was up in one of the Seattle skyscrapers and in the waiting room they had a copy of a local magazine listing the salaries of area millionaires. Steve Ballmer made something like a million and a half a year, struck me as kind of odd

mmjm said,
I was up in one of the Seattle skyscrapers and in the waiting room they had a copy of a local magazine listing the salaries of area millionaires. Steve Ballmer made something like a million and a half a year, struck me as kind of odd

1.3 Million is is salary, but he owns 333,252,990 shares of stock, which total - $8,837,869,294 billion, and his net worth is like 15 billion. so I don't think he cares what he gets for a salary.

Brony said,
So then MS rushed the axe. They (MS) decided to cut it quick instead of wait until end of the year.

Or more like they wanted him just gone no longer making any decisions, and willing to pay for him not to work.

Jason Stillion said,

Or more like they wanted him just gone no longer making any decisions, and willing to pay for him not to work.

yap, he ****ed up enough, better to get rid of him

Actually, he is in Angola now. Anyway, I assume the 8 mil is since he assume the position of President of Windows and Windows Live in 2006. Which means since that period he has reaped about $48 million, not to mention what he probably has gotten in his position as President of Office prior to joining Windows. Not bad considering he has produced some exceptional releases under both brands. In fact, just for Windows 7 alone, they should pay him 1 billion.

sinofsky said,
Folks so surprised at fast and fluid + typing

Pull the other on Sinofsky, you can't type on a tablet, the "virtual" keyboard is rubbish, like the rest of Windows 8.