Windows Exec Antoine Leblond Reportedly Leaving Microsoft After Almost 25 Years


The post-Ballmer Microsoft is slowly taking shape now that Satya Nadella has become the company’s CEO. At the same time, though, those executives who were passed over for the CEO role and those who lost power in last year’s reorganization are starting to leave the company. The latest executive to depart, Re/Code reports today, is Antoine Leblond.

Leblond was Microsoft’s Vice President for Windows Web Services, which put him in charge of quite a number of Microsoft products, including the Windows 8 store and the ecosystem around it, after previously working on Microsoft’s Office suite for a good 20 years. After Steven Sinofsky moved from the Office team to the Windows team to work in Windows 7, Leblond led the development of Office 2010. He then followed Sinofsky to the Windows group.

When Microsoft announced its large reorganization last year summer, many pundits were surprised that Leblond was nowhere to be…

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