Microsoft's developer tools head 'Soma' Somasegar to leave the company after 27 years

One of Microsoft's most well-known and long-standing executives will be leaving the company after 27 years on the job. Microsoft Developer Division Corporate Vice President S. "Soma" Somasegar joined the company in 1988, but will be departing soon, according to an internal company email.

According to ZDNet, Microsoft is still working on plans for Somasegar's successor, but plan to announce that person sometime in the next few weeks. There's no word on why Somasegar decided to leave Microsoft at this time, and there's also no information on what he plans to do next.

Somasegar worked on several releases of Windows at Microsoft before he moved over to lead its Developer Division. He helped to release new versions of Microsoft's software development tools, such as Visual Studio. The latest version of those tools, Visual Studio 2015, was released in July just before the launch of Windows 10.

Source: ZDNet

John Callaham