Wow – I can’t believe it has already been 13 years at Microsoft. I have had a great time here and learned so much from the smart and passionate people I work with as well as the incredible developer community around .NET. But I have decided it is time for me to try something new – so my last day at Microsoft will be Friday, April 23rd .
While I am leaving Microsoft, I continue to have a positive view of the company. No other company has the footprint that Microsoft does on the industry. I am confident that the company will continue to have an impact in the years to come. I will be looking forward to watching the next release of .NET from outside.
Of course, there is never a good time to leave, but I feel a great sense of accomplishment shipping Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010/.NET Framework 4. The technologies I have been most closely involved with have found amazingly good homes. MEF and RIA Services are in the right teams and on the right track long term and I believe those technologies will have great futures.
What I loved most about my time at Microsoft is the opportunity to work with some of the smartest, most passionate people in the industry to ship some great software that customers LOVE. As I have been thinking about this transition, I have reflected on a few of the releases I have been a part of and what I learned in the process. Hopefully you can take these learnings as my last words of wisdom to you.
I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I have had at Microsoft in working with such an amazing set of co-workers and vibrant community.
Initially, I am going to take some time off to enjoy the wonderful spring weather in Seattle and visit Legoland with the kids before starting my next endeavor.
While I will not be as deeply involved in the .NET Developer Community – I will be keeping up and enjoying the successes I know you will have. Good luck and have a great time!
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