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Old 09-06-2011, 08:17 PM
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Hi guys:

Just a really brief note to let you know that last week I offered my resignation to Microsoft and this coming Friday will be my last day in the office.

I'm leaving Microsoft after nearly 11 years at the company and have had a wonderful run. For a long time it's been a dream job - and being able to come to this forum, spar and debate with passionate enthusiasts has been a true highlight. So thankyou all for indulging me here.

I'm leaving to do a startup. It's called Buddy, and we'll be announcing more details on it shortly at http://buddy.com. I'd love to get your thoughts on it once we've launched.

I hope to continue to participate on ABi as my time and interests allow. You guys are a passionate and vocal bunch, and I look forward to joining you on the other side of the aisle as a customer and user!

Thanks everyone!

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:25 PM
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Good luck, Dave! It's been great having a voice from Microsoft here.

I suppose we probably won't be getting any MS secrets as you leave, huh?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:29 PM
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You've been a good sport Dave....best of luck!
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:11 PM
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I am sorry to hear about your resignation but wish you luck in your new company. Thank you for listening and contributing on the forum.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:46 PM
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Thank you for your interaction with everyone here. Best of luck with your ventures. Hope to still see you around this forum. Take care!
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:16 AM
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Hey, it was great having you here as a member, and I'd hope you would still stick around as "one of the guys" now. And also, I hope the new business kills 'em!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:05 AM
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Oh ya, I plan to stick my nose in here on occasion and visit. Seeing as I'll be working in the portable device space (albeit mobile devices), I'm sure I'll still be as opinionated and pointed.

Cheers, Dave.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:05 AM
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Best of luck with your new venture and do be sure to pop in from time to time!
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:27 AM
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Hey Dave,

As mentioned before - All the best with your new venture! Thanks in particular for your preparedness to answer yet another Aussie question, tweet, email or forum post directed your way with Patriotic Patience!!!

I can't leave without letting you know my last question to you as an MS Employee is exactly the same as the first question I want to ask you next week as freelancer... When is Australia getting the bloody Zune Pass service !!!!!! ^#@%^&#%^#@ !

(Do NDA's last once you leave your employer???)

At least I'm a consistent Aussie PITA!

Cheers mate,
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(PS don't be a stranger in the abi WP7 forum now!)

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:00 AM
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Good luck with the new venture Dave.
I do appreciate the time you gave to the forum as a non-biased voice from Microsoft.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:43 PM
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Was great to have you fielding much of the zune issues, good luck and hope your Buddy mobile apps take off …
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:11 PM
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I wonder, do you have to change your nickname here on ABi now? :P

Anyway, good luck with your future endeavours outside of MS and at buddy.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:31 PM
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Peace your website reminds me of a certain J3 UI. Good luck.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:51 PM
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Hi Dave,

Just wanted to say good luck and thanks for engaging the Zune users as you have. I will miss lurking on here just to read your posts about the Zune HD.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:52 AM
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Thanks, i really appreciate your work you did taking all those challenging comments you had over the years.....
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:57 PM
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Thanks guys!

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:25 PM
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Hello!

I don't know if you remember me, but I have to say a few words.

It might sound as a bad coincidence, but I just plugged in my Zune HD an hour ago. I've not using it for over a year now because I got a WP7. But I thought like: 'Well, why not trying if it works now.'
I've lain it down over a year ago, because there were still some driver/software bugs which prevented the installation of the drivers on my pc and notebook. And while it was installing everything this time, I went on this page again. It says that I've logged in on the third of Janurary this year for the last time. And now I see that you are attending your last day at Microsoft. I hope you are enjoying it.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to get it to run. But what's important is, that you have proven me that no matter how big a company is, there are always people who live for their job, and care about the customers, no matter how (sometimes) difficult their problems are, and despite the fact that they might never be rewarded for their help. I guess without you, I would have quit my 'fanboyship' with Microsoft.

But what I hope is, that somehow somewhere I'll be able to reward you for your help.
I'm quite optimistic that I will.

Thank you.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:43 PM
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What platform is the buddy.com going to support?
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