Microsoft (MSFT) -3.8% premarket after the departure of Windows chief and putative heir apparent...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) -3.8% premarket after the departure of Windows chief and putative heir apparent Steven Sinofsky. As to the reason for his exit, the spin room is open. One source tells Owen Thomas, Sinofsky threatened to quit if not given the CEO nod, and Ballmer called his bluff. Maybe not helping are tepid sales of Surface, which reportedly may only reach 60% of company forecasts by year end.