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CNET News.com: Windows 2000 marketing head & counter-Linux team head leaves Microsoft

Jan 09, 2001, 18:39 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Another high-ranking Microsoft veteran has quit, in a move some are interpreting as an indication Microsoft is unhappy with how Windows 2000 has been marketed. Jim Ewel, a 12-year Microsoft employee who most recently handled product marketing of Windows 2000 Server, is the latest company official to defect."

"Ewel was instrumental in the launches of Windows NT Server 3.5 and 3.51. Ewel also oversaw the team at Microsoft charged with preparing competitive responses to Microsoft rivals' technologies, including offerings from Sun Microsystems, Oracle and various Linux vendors. Microsoft has removed Ewel's biography page from the corporate Web site."

"Ewel is the latest of a growing number of Microsoft executives to leave the company. In the past year alone, a number of top Microsoft officials have resigned, including vice president of developer marketing Tod Neilsen; chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold; former Interactive Media Group chief Pete Higgins; and Windows Group vice president Paul Maritz."

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