The upshot: He was at Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper for one year. A chunk of his stock options vested on Wednesday. Before that he spent a year at Adobe — exactly — for which he was paid $2.7 million, plus the cost of his commute from Canada to the Bay Area. (We still don’t know where in Canada he was commuting from.)
I’ve asked Microsoft for a comment on whether his compensation package will be structured to give him an incentive to stay with Redmond for more than a year. But it’s not an area the company typically comments on.
Update, Monday: After I had signed off for the weekend on Friday, a Microsoft spokeswoman got back with me via email to say the company won’t be commenting on this and that there are no plans to release Elop’s compensation package.