“Juniper Networks announced today that it had recruited Brad Brooks, an eight year Microsoft veteran who had managed the marketing of Windows Vista and Windows 7,” Dilger reports. “In a late 2008 interview with Newsweek Brooks insisted, ‘nobody here looks at Vista as a fiasco,’ and went on to say that 89 percent of users asked Vista said they were satisfied or very satisfied. Microsoft didn’t fire Brooks or ask him to leave however; he took the Juniper job on his on volition.”
Dilger reports, “Brooks’ departure marks the third high profile figure to leave the company this week, joining Johnny Chung Lee, credited with the development of the company’s fast selling Kinect motion sensing add on for Xbox 360, who left for Google, and Matt Miszewski, Microsoft’s general manager of worldwide government, who exited for Salesforce.com. A week ago, Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer announced plans to replace Bob Muglia, the company’s head of its Servers & Tools Business division. Microsoft also lost Chris Liddell, its chief financial officer, at the end of 2010.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Nothing to see here. Move along. Ballmer is steering the ship and he’ll get replacements soon. We like his strategy. We like it a lot!