Chief Windows Developer Leaves MSFT, Heads to Amazon

19-year Microsoft veteran Brian Valentine, who has led Windows development since 1998, is leaving the Redmond company to join The news comes just one month after Microsoft said Valentine would transition to a new, unspecified role.Valentine began working at Microsoft in 1987 as an Engineering Manager in the LAN Manager Group. He was largely responsible for cleaning up the Windows 2000 development mess and getting the operating system out the door.

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That is a lot of developer memory to let go out the door.  Does amke you wonder abotu the future for Vista.

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