Microsoft are probably the worst offender for creating technologies that they ditch for something else, be that Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, WinRT, Entity Framework the list goes on.
The story is repeated if you are a Windows phone developer, the third parties, be that for Web development, Android or Apple have a far much more respectable track record than Microsoft. My advice to a new developer, is to not use Microsoft, they never invest in anything that long and change direction more often than the wind in a storm (this is coming from someone that has developed in Windows for 15 years and not someone with an axe to grind)
I have a pretty large .NET 4.0 application that I have been unable to use Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 on, but will certainty now get a VS 2013 license and use async and entity framework. We also have dozens of utility apps with setup installers that we can now update Visual Studio and continue to support without having to rewrite all the installers, so well done Tony, this is very much appreciated and Microsoft moving in the right direction
I hope he was not drove away from WinDiv by Sinofsky.
He has moved to Server & Tools to work on the Azure Kernel (or App Fabric controller) and has been there for a couple of years. He is still performing updates to Sysinternals and releasing books, so he is still there.
Arun is an Architect on the Kernel team and a Technical Fellow in waiting.
@felix9: I thought this a great interview, and fabulous that Google & Microsoft can come together to discuss issues affecting web development.
I think Lars very very smart, impatient and competitive research wise, but a little bit more respect for Anders would have resulted in a perfect interview. It could be that they are both Danish, and something was lost in translation.