Steven Sinofsky, the former Microsoft employee who ran the Windows division for six years but left after Windows 8's launch, has said he will return to Harvard Business School for a teaching position this spring.
"Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring!" Sinofsky tweeted. "New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write."
In responding to a question posed to him by a Twitter user, Sinofsky said he intends to teach "product development", in addition to producing articles pertaining to the topic. He said his title will be "Executive in Residence".
Sinofsky was a "visiting scholar" at the school in 1998 and also co-authored a book on organizational management with Marco Iansiti, an HBS professor, entitled "One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making."
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's reason for letting go of the former Windows and Windows Live boss was apparently due to him being too divisive.