Microsoft shocked the tech world this week when it announced the immediate departure of Steven Sinofsky, the company’s president of Windows, who oversaw the development and recent launch of Windows 8. With Sinofsky gone, the Windows ship now officially has a new captain: Julie Larson-Green. So who is she? Like Sinofsky before her, Larson-Green is a career Microsoftie. She started at the company in 1993 and was “discovered” when she gave a talk about Microsoft compilers, writes longtime Microsoft observer Mary Jo Foley. Read the full story at Mashable.