I’ve really enjoyed my ~3.5 years here at Microsoft, especially the last year and a quarter inside SQL Server. Microsoft’s a great company that really takes good care of its employees and their families.
It’s with some sadness that I leave all my friends in Building 35 next week (and some of y’all over in Building 34, too -- heh), especially with all the cool stuff coming soon with Kilimanjaro. I’ve learned a lot from y’all. Katmai was a definitely a fun climb (even though I missed the first two years)!
To whomever takes over my job, here’s one article I wish I would’ve rediscovered and reread a year ago: How to be a program manager (Joel on Software)
I’m not going far, though. You’d think that Building 36 would be right next door, but... it’s not. You’ll have to walk a little bit further up the street past the convention center, but we can still do lunch from time to time. Office looks to a cool place to play as an architect, and I’m looking forward to the work!
Since I’m heading back into the wonderful world of operations, you’ll still get the occasional SQL Server bit from me, and I’ll probably mix in some SCOM, since that looks to be the first big project.
This week, I’m wrapping up my contributions to Samples Refresh 2 and working on transition planning for whoever takes over the samples reins next in SQL Server.
You didn't actually say where/what group you're going to, other then the vauge reference to Office.
All of it. At least the parts that have SQL Servers 'n stuff. ;-) But mostly the ones under Office Online and other customer facing web properties...