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Farewell to Microsoft

by Brandon on April 19th, 2013

Here’s the farewell message I sent this afternoon to colleagues past and present:

Dear friends,

I’ve been called a Microsoft “fanboy” more times than I can count. Because of each of you, I’ve worn that name proudly for eight years. Microsoft really was my dream job, and the anxious/terrified 20-year-old who came across the country in 2005 had no idea what an awesome ride it had in store for him.

By now you’ve probably figured out where this is going. Today is my last day as an employee at Microsoft. When I came to Microsoft I left behind a small business I’d (barely) started. Lately it seems that entrepreneurial itch has returned. Put another way: I’ve decided it’s time for me to be anxious and terrified once again 🙂

I cannot express how grateful I am for everything I’ve learned from you all. It’s only because of those lessons, along with the confidence and trust you’ve shown in me, that I’m able to take this step. Know that I look forward with great anticipation to the future of Windows (and the company!). As far as I’m concerned, I will always be your biggest fan.

I will still be in Seattle (at least for a while), so stay in touch!

Once more, thank you. Also, feel free to forward this along if I’ve forgotten anyone (I didn’t mean to!).


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