Steven SinofskySteven Sinofsky, a former executive with Microsoft and a major player on the Windows project, made a surprising announcement this morning. He is going to be joining venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner. But it isn’t a full time gig, he has explained.

Last November, Sinofsky left Microsoft where he had been a key leader on Windows for quite some time. Since then he has been working independently, both as an entrepreneur with a permanent spot at Harvard. He is also a prolific blogger at Learning By Shipping, where he has become well known for his educational posts.

For the last couple of months, he has been working as a consultant for the firm. Now it looks like he has made quite the impression, because he will be given a title and allowed to remain within that consultancy as an official partner.

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