Julie Larson-Green eyed for Xbox hardware role

Julie Larson-Green - currently in charge of Windows at Redmond - is reportedly poised to lead Microsoft's hardware division, including Surface and the lucrative Xbox, the latter of which was only recently vacated by Don Mattrick.

Windows head Steven Sinofsky makes sudden departure

Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows division and widely tipped as a future CEO, has left the company just three weeks after the launch of his division's flagship product, Windows 8.