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  • SubGenre:Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:920
  • eBook ISBN:9798990388512
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798990388505

Hardcore Software

Inside the Rise and Fall of the PC Revolution

by Steven Sinofsky

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Hardcore Software delves into the PC Revolution via Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft journey, showcasing software's evolution. From pivotal roles in Office and Windows to corporate dynamics and external influences, readers witness the creation of today's digital world through firsthand experiences and challenges.
This book takes you on a journey from the early days of PCs, through the evolution of technology, to the assembly of teams that built the bedrock of today's digital world. Sinofsky shares firsthand experiences, revealing the challenges and triumphs encountered while navigating Microsoft's corporate dynamics, and how external forces like the press and partnerships influenced the trajectory of personal computing. Hardcore Software is more than a recounting of tech history; it's narrative rich with lessons on innovation, leadership, and navigating the ups and downs inherent in the tech industry. Sinofsky provides a window into the successes and failures that defined an era, offering insights valuable to anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of technology development, business strategy, or leadership. In a tone that's engaging yet informative, Sinofsky makes the complex world of software development accessible, highlighting the human elements behind the code. This book demystifies the process of building massive software projects, offering a nuanced perspective on the growth of an industry that has reshaped society.
About the author
Steven Sinofsky is a respected technologist, business leader investor, adviser, teacher, and writer. He began his career at Microsoft in 1989. He was Bill Gates's technical assistant during the development of Windows 95 and Windows NT and the rise of internet as we know it today. He then joined the newly formed Office Product Unit and for twelve years and six releases, rose to senior vice president leading all of Office product development. Sinofsky was tapped to bring order-and innovation-to the Windows division as president. He served as president of the Windows division through 2012, delivering two major releases of Windows, Windows 7, and Windows 8, as well as the creation of Microsoft Surface and online services such as Outlook.com and OneDrive. Sinofsky maintains an active online presence of over one million followers writing about a wide range of technology and business on LinkedIn, Medium, LearningByShipping.com, X, and Substack.