After three years working, one Office release, two service packs; I decided to leave Microsoft to pursue other opportunities. It was a hard decision for me since I love my day-to-day work; our products and services impact millions users globally; my colleagues are respectful and knowledgeable, and last but not the least, the boss is reasonable, warm-hearted and really values my contribution.
But I still decide to leave because Office no longer owns the stage. Despite Office organization, aka Microsoft Business Division(MBD) in last quarter made more than 6 billion dollars revenues, more than any other organization across the company; Office no longer plays the strategic role in the future road map. The company steers away to embrace cloud computing, mobile and online service.
I am going to join Skytap Inc., a local startup company focusing on cloud offering.