Microsoft today released a press statement stating that Steven Sinofsky has been named President of the Windows division. He now assumes responsibility of the Windows business unit including both the engineering and marketing functions for Windows, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer.
"Steven Sinofsky has demonstrated the ability to lead large teams that deliver great products. The work he and the team have done in getting ready to ship Windows 7 really defines how to develop and ship world-class software." said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
This comes as Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on Windows 7 and is getting ready to release the RTM. "Windows 7 is receiving terrific feedback from customers, partners, analysts alike, and the entire Windows team has done a great job." wrote Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an internal email to employees announcing Sinofsky's promotion.
There has also been some other exec reshuffles at Microsoft reports Tech Flash. Bill Veghte, the senior vice president in charge of Windows sales and marketing, "will take a new leadership role in the company to be announced later this year.", says Ballmer. Tami Reller, currently the chief financial officer for the Windows Division, will take on the additional responsibility for marketing.