Time to Turn in My Blue Badge (AKA leaving Microsoft)
What feels like not that long ago, I wrote this blog post revolving around joining Microsoft as an FTE. Today, I'm blogging the opposite.
After four years as full-time Microsoft employee (FTE) and prior to that, four years as contracted vendor for Microsoft Corp in Redmond, I have decided now is the right time to disengage from the company. Yes, I did think pretty hard about it, as my plan originally was something else inside Microsoft. However, these days that specific plan requires relocation to Redmond, and I have since come up with some other ideas.
I will contract with a Microsoft Cloud Partner, so in addition to those ideas that needs to be realized, I will also do traditional consulting work and other types of relevant engagements.
Microsoft was a great experience with many awesome colleagues and friends around the globe. However, time has come to move back to the other side and have fun in a more independent fashion.
Merry Christmas, and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. To be happy is the greatest wish in life.
See you out there!