As you may know, I am pursuing a new leadership opportunity within Microsoft. Effective March 3rd I will be transitioning into a new role as Corporate Vice President, OEM Division. This will be a cool opportunity for me to lead the OEM group through its next stages of growth and I am excited to be taking on this leadership role for the company.


Over the past three years, it has been great working with you, our community of partners and customers, helping you deliver innovative solutions. Our intent has been to help you respond more effectively to change while helping to maintain the levels of reliability, security, and interoperability that your business requires. It is great to see the innovation you are bringing to market using our Application Platform products and technologies. Thank you for letting us play a role in your success.


I will continue to be engaged in the Application Platform business through the global Heroes Happen Here launch. The entire team is looking forward to travelling around the globe meeting customers and partners and hearing their stories. The theme for the launch wave is Heroes Happen Here to highlight the great work that developers and IT professionals do every day.


The Crossbar blog will be making the transition with me so keep this on your own blogroll and look for a new Application Platform team blog to launch soon.