The changes have landed at Microsoft today. Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay He was until today the person most responsible for the development of Windows in terms of software, and Surface in hardware. But we speak in the past tense, because this senior executive of the company has left Microsoft today.
This resignation has not been reported by Panay himself, but rather it was Microsoft’s vice president of experiences who has sent an email to all employees reporting this situation. With the phrase “After almost 20 years in the company, Panos Panay has decided to leave Microsoft” is how all employees (and also users) have found out.
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The person responsible for Windows 11 leaves Microsoft
Looking back, Panos Panay joined Microsoft in 2004 as group program manager. And after being responsible for the Surface line, Panay became product director, which included the development of Windows 11. Finally, due to his merits, he was promoted to vice president, within the select group of advisors to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. .
Through your official X accountthe former Microsoft product manager, informed of his decision when stating “I have decided to turn the page and write the next chapter […] “I will always be grateful for my time at Microsoft and the wonderful people I had the honor of creating products with.”.
And it has been a really important change within Microsoft, since we are talking about one of the most recognized faces of the company. Known for the enthusiasm he always had with the new products he launched, he is now leaving his positions. From his message on Twitter it is clear that he will begin a new journey in another company, although he has not revealed the final destination. What is known is that Yusuf Mehdi will be the one who will assume his position after being responsible for marketing.
He Microsoft CEO He wanted to have a few words with one of those who was his right hand when saying “Thank you Pano, for your impact on our products, culture, company and industry over the last two decades […] “I am grateful for his leadership, support, and everything he has done for Microsoft and our customers.”. Now a transition period opens, in which the development of Windows 11 (and surely Windows 12) changes hands.
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