Mike's been a great guy here on channel 9.  I hope he finds a great new career.

From his blog:

"After 11½ years at one of the greatest companies in the world, I've decided to leave Microsoft and rejuvenate my entrepreneurial spirit. My last day in the office is Friday, September 30, 2011.

Thank you for subscribing to, reading, commenting, and e-mailing me about what I've written over the past 8 years. I've thoroughly enjoyed "talking" to all of you, albeit in virtual form. It's kept me grounded and in-touch, and your feedback has helped shape a lot of decisions at the company, especially those related to our PDC and MIX conferences.

Over the past 8 years, I've written 392 posts. You've left 3,227 public comments (I didn't track the number of private e-mails, but it's a lot). And according to our blogging platform, you've contributed to 10,273,373 total views. Wow!

I've setup a new personal blog at http://blog.mikeswanson.com, if you'd like to follow along. Or, you can see what I'm up to as @Anyware on Twitter. Either way, I hope that you keep in touch.

Take care, remember to take big, bold bets, and whatever you do, improve the world!"

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mswanson/archive/2011/09/27/moving-along.aspx

Seems like all the good folks are finding better stomping grounds these days. http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2011/09/friday-friday-friday-microsoft-company.html