After 4½ wonderful years here at Microsoft, I have decided it is time for a change, and am going to pursue my career outside the company.

This was a tough decision, since Microsoft is a great company to work for and I have learnt a lot here, had great fun, and best of all, worked with so many smart and passionate people and made so many friends. However, change is a part of life, and after careful evaluation of the pros and cons of leaving, I have decided this shift is the right move for me.

Unfortunately, this means I will be discontinuing this blog on MSDN. I haven't been blogging much recently, but I have enjoyed writing the last 3 years about topics ranging from the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, to Live Search. I will now be taking a break from blogging for a while, but may some day pop up again elsewhere to rejoin the blogosphere.

Till then, thanks for reading and all the encouragement and comments. Good luck and good bye!