I will be leaving Microsoft on September 30. This has nothing to do with Microsoft, and I wish I was able to stay on board as I love my role at Microsoft. However I have a family issue which will not allow me to continue in my position at Microsoft.
But I'm still here - in fact this change might allow me to be a bit more flexible in how I can work with the community. I will still be speaking at developer conferences and working with user groups, just as an external person. I'm still "here" to say - so if you are planning an event feel free to contact me. In fact, now I am not restricted to just the MEA region, and can now more easily visit Western Europe, CEE, Russia, and Asia. I just returned from TechEd Asia in Malaysia and would love to return again.
I will also continue to blog and in fact I should be producing more articles as I am quite a bit behind on writing. I plan to increase my magazine articles as well and I want to start producing web casts, but specialized web casts that are compatible with low bandwidth connections in the region, so stay tuned!
Finally to those I had started working with in the academic space: Don't worry - academics is something that is important to me and I plan to expand my work in this area.
Since I will no longer have access to this blog, please update all your RSS feeds and so on to use my personal tech blog. All my blogs can be found at http://www.KudzuWorld.com/