1. Talderon's Avatar
    Nah, this is not the end.

    I do have to make an announcement to all of the great people here.

    Effective August 1, 2014, I will no longer be working for Microsoft.

    My updates will be few and far between for the next few weeks while I transition to my new location (moving from Seattle to Miami) and get settled into my new role.

    I will be concentrating on my Twitter and Blog more but I will not be a stranger here for sure! I'll still get the goods on the coming information and pass on what I am allowed too.

    I am HOPING that someone else will step up and take the mantle and be more active here for you all, but I am not sure where that stands at this time.

    I'm not hard to find online, so please feel free to drop me a line or, most effectively, reach out to me here. :D
    07-24-2014 02:53 PM
  2. JasonKruys's Avatar
    Thanks Talderon. I'm sure all of the community appreciate what you have added! Any sneak preview on what you are up to next? Good luck!
    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk (with free typos)
    07-24-2014 02:55 PM
  3. David P2's Avatar
    At least you have something new to go straight into when you're done at MS. Nothing worse than being let go involuntarily with nowhere to go.
    07-24-2014 02:57 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Thanks for all you've done so far :)
    07-24-2014 02:59 PM
  5. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    So sad... Thank you very much for your efforts to bring Cortana closer to people, Talderon. May the force be with you!
    07-24-2014 03:00 PM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    I'm really sorry to hear of this, came as a complete shock when I read it on your Twitter feed.

    You're a rare beast, in being one of the most open, transparent Microsoft employees I've had the pleasure of interacting with. I strongly doubt that you'll get replaced by anyone approaching your way of working, which will be a huge shame for the Cortana platform.
    07-24-2014 03:11 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    Hey all. Just to set the record straight, the reasons I am NOT leaving:

    1. due to lay-offs
    2. due to my activity here or any other social media outlet
    3. having my employment terminated involuntarily in any way

    The timing of my departure is pure coincidence and not related to the stuff that is going on.

    I will ALWAYS love Microsoft. The Company, the People and the Experience of having been here on the front lines working on the leading edge has been something I will never forget and will always hold dear to my heart. I had a dream as a kid to one day work for this great company and I did it. I would not change it for anything. With the landscape changing and the direction I want to take my career, it was just time to move on.

    Thanks!
    07-24-2014 03:13 PM
  8. peachy001's Avatar
    Good luck fella. Never interacted with you in the forums, but saw a lot of your posts over time. You seemed like a decent fella.
    07-24-2014 03:15 PM
  9. LSDigital's Avatar
    Well I just hope it's for the better...
    and that soon there'll be 2 of you here :)
    07-24-2014 05:06 PM
  10. smoledman's Avatar
    Good luck Talderon.
    07-25-2014 02:51 AM
  11. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    best of luck to you. may you find happiness in your new life.

    btw, cortana rocks.
    07-25-2014 04:45 PM
  12. VS729's Avatar
    Well don't know much about you or your work(about cortana i guess) sorry for that...but by the looks of what other folks are saying
    Thanks anyway.. :D And all the best for your future wish the best for you.. :)
    07-25-2014 04:53 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Best of luck in all your future endeavours.
    ven07 likes this.
    07-25-2014 09:27 PM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Glad to hear that the move was on your terms. Best wishes for whatever the next chapter holds for you!
    Silviu Bogusevschi likes this.
    07-27-2014 11:11 PM
  15. Tiaxx's Avatar
    Good luck dude, really appreciate your efforts!
    07-28-2014 10:48 AM

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