Jim Ewel, who spent 12 years at Microsoft Corp. and was most recently head of product marketing for Windows 2000, has joined the parade of executives exiting the company in the past year. Ewel departs amid rumors that Microsoft's top brass is unhappy with the marketing of the operating system, especially the server version. The software shipped Feb. 17, 2000. Microsoft is expected to discuss Win 2000 sales when it reveals its fiscal second-quarter earnings this week. Early indications are that sales of Win 2000 server, a complex upgrade for most enterprise customers, have indeed lagged.
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