Last week, Dane Glasgow announced that he was leaving Microsoft. Recently, Dane has been the General Manager for the Live Search team. I first met Dane at the Search Champs “v2” event back in April of 2005, around the time that Desktop Search was first released at Microsoft. We were treated to a dinner hosted by MSN, and Dane was one of three that evening to suggest that I send in a resume. A few shorts months later, and I joined the WDS team, which fell under Dane’s pervue at the time. Having worked (indirectly) for Dane for over a year, I can say with great confidence that Microsoft is losing one of its finest.
Dane’s “official” farewell party was on Thursday, and included the presentation of a custom-embroidered T-shirt that dozens who’d had the pleasure to work with Dane signed beforehand. Of course, a few stragglers had a bit more of a challenge scribbling their autographs…
It was great working with you Dane. Best of luck “out there.”