When someone leads with a quote from Ecclesiastes 3.1, you know some sort of change is about to be announced.
Friday, 28 Oct 2011 will be my last day in Redmond, and unfortunately Microsoft and the patterns & practices team.
My decision to leave Redmond was driven solely by the real estate market in this area. This was a very difficult decision choosing between a life goal of building a new home, a short commute, and trying to stay with Microsoft in Redmond.
On 29 Oct 2011, I’ll be moving to Boise, Idaho and after a short break will begin a new career with Gayle Manufacturing Company. I’m looking forward to becoming part of the GMC family and transitioning back to an architect-developer role. Over the winter I’ll work with a home builder and hope to break ground in March or April of 2012.
Leaving Redmond is easy (for the above reason), leaving Microsoft is difficult. I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given over the last 3 years. Except for the Marine Corps, Microsoft is the best company I’ve ever worked for. I would not hesitate to recommend the opportunities at Microsoft to anyone, this super place to work.
I will very much miss the dedicated and very smart people at Microsoft. Leaving Redmond also means moving away from friends in the area; I will miss you as well.
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I would love to stay in touch:
Microsoft and the people of Microsoft, thank you very much for the last three years.