Julie Larson-Green
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Julie Larson-Green

As corporate vice president of program management for the Windows Experience at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green oversees the design for the Microsoft ... More »As corporate vice president of program management for the Windows Experience at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green oversees the design for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Her responsibilities include the end-user interaction design and overall experience for the Windows products after the release of Windows Vista, which will be available in 2007. She is responsible for program management, product design, usability and product planning within the engineering organization in the Microsoft Platform and Services Division under President Kevin Johnson. Larson-Green joined Microsoft in 1993 and has focused on user-interface design throughout her career. As a program manager in Development Tools and Languages, she was responsible for the first releases of Microsoft Visual C++ for 32-bit operating systems, also Microsoft’s first Windows-based development tools. She then assumed the role of development manager, overseeing the team responsible for Microsoft’s first customizable integrated development environment and user experience for the Windows environment. Moving to the Windows team, she led efforts in Internet Explorer 3.0 and 4.0, including features for the Web-integrated Windows desktop. Continuing her focus on end-user software, in 1997 Larson-Green joined the Office team and led program management for Microsoft Office FrontPage, including the early work in information worker servers. Most recently, she has been responsible for leading the user-interface design for Office XP, Office 2003 and the 2007 Office System, which is being applauded for the innovation and reinvention of the user experience for productivity software. Prior to Microsoft, Larson-Green held several positions in research and development in a Seattle-based company that developed market-leading desktop publishing software. She holds a master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Washington University. A native of Washington state, she resides with her husband, a university professor, and her two children.

Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green Says Windows RT’s Slow Start Is A Consumer Education Problem

Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Windows Julie Larson-Green was at WIRED’s Business Conference today, and she was put on the spot when asked by interviewer and WIRED Senior Editor Michael V. Copeland about the apparently sluggish start for Windows RT. RT’s failure is a consumer education ...

The Rise of Julie Larson-Green, the Heir Apparent at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green at the Wired Business Conference this past May. Image via Wired Video It remains to be seen whether the Microsoft reorganization announced by CEO Steve Ballmer this morning can rejuvenate the once-mighty software company. But one thing is crystal clear: The reshuffling ...

Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green Hints At Further Windows Harmonization Across Device Classes

According to Branscombe, Microsoft executive vice president Julie Larson-Green said the following at a recent event [Insertion via CITEworld, formatting: TechCrunch]: We do think there is a world where there is a more mobile operating system, that doesn’t have the risks to battery life ...

Microsoft’s Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Company Following Launch Of Windows 8

According the release, Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all of Windows software and hardware engineering, while Tami Reller will expand her current role to assume responsibility for the business of Windows. Reller also will retain her role as CFO and CMO, Microsoft says. The ...

Windows 8 beta folds in 100,000 code changes (live blog)

Julie Larson-Green, vice president of Windows program management, and Antoine Leblond, vice president of Windows Web services, released details about both the OS and apps. Larson-Green threw out "fast," "fluid," "fun," and "functional," as the key themes behind the development of ...

Microsoft Unveils Its Next-Generation OS, Windows 8

“This makes them much more harmonious and seamless.” Julie Larson-Green, who is the head of design for Windows 8, demonstrated the new software on a specially designed Samsung tablet, said that the company aimed for the interactions with the software to be “fast and fluid.” The new ...

It’s started: Microsoft re-assigns Julie Larson-Green

Julie Larson-Green, who had led all Microsoft hardware efforts, will now report to Qi Lu as Chief Experience Officer it’s been a few weeks since Microsoft named a new CEO in Satya Nadella. Now the reverbs are starting. Julie Larson-Green has a new job, Chief Experience Officer...

Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green changes roles before Elop return

Leader of hardware development to become leader of My Life & Work team, which is part of the company's Applications and Services Group New My Life & Work chief Julie Larson-Green. Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green announced Monday she is leaving her role as leader of hardware ...

Microsoft ready to kill Windows RT as Larson-Green says three is too many

Microsoft?s Julie Larson-Green showing off an early glimpse of Windows 8 in March 2012. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP Microsoft looks ready to kill off Windows RT, its version of Windows devised for chips based on ARM's architecture, judging by remarks by senior executive Julie ...

Windows 8 Release And Microsoft’s Transition To Touch Discussed In New Interview With Julie Larson-G...

Julie Larson-Green, who recently replaced the former head of Windows Steven Sinofsky, revealed that she initially became familiar with Apple’s iPad after the Microsoft team had begun working on Windows 8. Just ahead of the Windows 7 launch in 2009, Larson-Green admitted that ...

Why Microsoft redesigned Windows

New Windows chief Julie Larson-Green explains why the company felt the need to rethink the basic interface of its popular operating system. New Windows chief Julie Larson-Green. Windows 8 has its fans and foes, but Microsoft felt the time was ripe for a new look and feel to a ...

Muicrosoft's New Windows Chief Julie Larson-Green Talks Surface and Sinofksy

By Edward Smith | December 14, 2012 10:25 PM EST In an interview with the MIT Technology Review, Julie Larson-Green, the new head of product development for Windows, has said that Microsoft "didn't really slow down" after the launch of Windows 8 and that the Surface tablet is a ...

Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion

He replaces Julie Larson-Green, also believed to be a CEO candidate, as head of Microsoft's devices business. Larson-Green will now report to Elop. The devices business is crucial for Microsoft as it attempts to battle Apple, Samsung and a host of other popular gadget makers as ...

Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion

Sam's the Director of User Experience for Windows, Windows Live and Internet Explorer, and along with Julie Larson-Green, the Vice President of Windows, they've been re-imagining Windows from the ground up with Windows 8, in ways that might surprise you. I've broken this gigantic ...

Windows RT Not Going to Die Soon, Former Windows Boss Says

Recently, Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s former Windows boss who’s now taking over a new role within the company, hinted that Windows RT and Windows Phone could merge very soon, most likely because the tablet-oriented operating system isn’t quite a successful product right now. “Terry ...

Microsoft’s Former Windows Boss: Building Another Windows 7 Wouldn’t Have Been Helpful

Julie Larson-Green will be the new Chief Experience Office of the Applications and Services Group within Microsoft, even though she until now had pretty important roles, including head of the Windows division. In an interview with Re/code, Julie Larson-Green explains that her new ...

Tablet Tipping Point: Why New Microsoft CEO Needs to Make Mobile Work

Canalys' research is released just as comments from Microsoft's head of Devices and Studios, Julie Larson-Green, suggest the Redmond-based company will kill off its much maligned Windows RT platform completely. Microsoft has been caught on its heels when it comes to mobile, failing to ...

Microsoft Realigns To Focus On Hardware And Better Compete Against The Apples And Samsungs Of The Wo...

Julie Larson-Green, former Windows co-leader and potential favorite for the CEO position, has been put in charge of the money-making entertainment division at the company. Qi Lu, former head of online services like Bing, is now in charge of Applications and Services Engineering. This ...

Microsoft in the post-Sinofsky era: What's next?

Sinofsky's product development duties effective immediately fall to Microsoft Vice President Julie Larson-Green who worked under the former Windows boss. Larson-Green inherits responsibility for Windows at a time when Microsoft is transitioning to the so-called post-PC era where ...

MWC 2012: Windows 8 Available Now as Consumer Preview

Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green later took to the stage to show off a prototype Samsung tablet running the consumer preview of Windows 8 - and specifically how the operating system can run two applications at once on one screen. Borrowing the snapping feature first seen on Windows 7...

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