In May, in one of the more inexplicable moves this year, Microsoft laid off my good friend Steve Riley, four days before he was to deliver half a dozen presentations at TechEd. Fortunately, it did not take Steve long to find a new gig. This Monday, he starts as the latest Evangelist & Strategist for Amazon Web Services!
I'm very very happy for Steve, and very excited about what he can do in that role. Web Services are where the future is, and Steve is extremely well suited to the role. Please join me in wishing him good luck!