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Microsoft Loses Another Vice President, Management Vacuum Alarms the Press

Summary: Another Microsoft Vice President has just left Microsoft, joining the ranks of many more

THE Microsoft exodus carries on. The latest one to leave is Michael Golden:

The Microsoft Education Products Group corporate vice president has left the company after his team was reorganized and placed within the Microsoft Business Division.

Over at New Zealand, the internal turmoil Microsoft is going through [1, 2] ends up with temporary appointments, which are always a bad sign.

Microsoft New Zealand managing director Kevin Ackhurst will take two months long service leave from February, the company announced today.

This is just the latest debacle among more in New Zealand, with the government furthermore warning the public against the use of Internet Explorer [1, 2, 3]. Watch what Microsoft New Zealand told the NZ Herald some days ago:

The latest security threat to hit the internet has provided further evidence that cyberspace is the new battleground between hostile nations, says Microsoft's chief technologist in New Zealand.

Well, he sure 'forgets' to mention that Microsoft software is the cause. We wrote about this a couple of days ago.

Anyway, the major news is that another Microsoft Vice President is out and investors do notice the vacuum. From recent days we have:

Wake Up Call For Microsoft


All its executives in charge of music, e-books, phone, online search and tablet efforts over the past decade have left the organization.

In a later post we will write about the Windows exodus, which involves almost all the Windows managers leaving the company in very recent years (the "Vista era" drives them away and Vista 7 is not much better).

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