At the end of June my family and I are moving to Austin, Texas. I’ll still be doing a lot of the same stuff I’m doing now, but from Austin rather than Redmond. I’ll really miss Redmond, but Austin offers an excellent opportunity; I’ll spend almost 100% of my time working with our partners, ISVs and OEMs.

One trend we’ve seen is attackers are moving beyond the core OS to attack the applications installed on top of Windows, and we have had many requests from large partners who build on Windows for help implementing SDL practices to help secure our mutual customers. We’ve already started down this path with our SDL book and our SDL workshop for OEMs (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3) but there is still much to do,

The best part of my new role is I get to work much closer with customers, and that’s always cool.