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Microsoft Research Chief Craig Mundie Leaving Company

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Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, is reportedly preparing his retirement.

His role was recently changed to "senior advisor to the CEO" at Microsoft.

Mundie was appointed chief strategy officer at Microsoft when Bill gates retired from the company in 2008. The 63-year-old Mundie handed his previous role to Eric Rudder, who now carries the title of Chief Technical Strategy Officer.

According to his corporate biography, Mundie joined Microsoft in 1992 "to create and run the Consumer Platforms Division, which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC." The executive also oversaw Microsoft's WebTV division.

In his new role, Mundie "works on key strategic projects within the company, as well as with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards."

 

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    jhansonxi , December 28, 2012 12:10 AM
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    which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC.

    Those weren't exactly great products.
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    Pinhedd , December 28, 2012 12:26 AM
    jhansonxiThose weren't exactly great products.


    Windows CE is actually used quite extensively
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    abbadon_34 , December 28, 2012 1:08 AM
    they didn't high visibility but they were every and more than the iphone 10 years before it came out
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    jhansonxi , December 28, 2012 1:09 AM
    pinheddWindows CE is actually used quite extensively

    You're correct. I was thinking of something else. I forgot how convoluted some of their platforms are:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_CE
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    Pinhedd , December 28, 2012 1:23 AM
    jhansonxiYou're correct. I was thinking of something else. I forgot how convoluted some of their platforms are:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_CE


    You may be thinking about Windows Mistake Edition (ME), or Windows XP Embedded which is also used quite extensively in POS systems and other embedded devices.
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    richarduk , December 28, 2012 8:11 PM
    pinheddWindows CE is actually used quite extensively

    Yes, I have seen it in many production environments and used in things like the industrial printers sold by Domino.
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    richarduk , December 28, 2012 8:13 PM
    All they need to do now is push Steve Ballmer out for the absolute mess that is Windows 8. If they don't MS will crash and burn.... :(