On the heels of a week of news of a number of Microsoft executive departures and reshufflings, another has come to light. Rob Short, Corporate Vice President for Windows Core, has resigned from the company. While Short's departure won't make anywhere near the headlines that Microsoft President Jeff Raikes' planned September 2008 parting has, Short's leaving is still big news for anyone with Windows interests.
Short was a key member of Microsoft's Core Operating System Division (COSD) team. COSD is charged with "the design, development and testing of the core components of the Microsoft Windows operating system: the operating system core, virtual machine technology, input/output subsystems and the core device drivers," according to Short's (still-existent) bio on Microsoft's corporate Web site.
News source: WinBeta