S. “Soma” Somasegar, the longtime Microsoft govt who most not too long ago led the corporate’s Developer Division, is leaving the corporate after 27 years, he confirmed this afternoon.
“It has been a completely nice journey – working with such an incredible crew and constructing nice developer applied sciences,” he mentioned as a part of a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon. Somasegar famous that he plans to pursue the “subsequent section” of his profession, however didn’t go into element about his future plans.
Right now, we shared the information that I’ve determined to depart @Microsoft and pursue the following section of my profession.
— S. Somasegar (@SSomasegar) October 8, 2015
Somasegar has been at Microsoft since 1989, engaged on 8 releases of Home windows earlier than becoming a member of the Developer Division. He has helped to guide Microsoft’s push into open-source applied sciences, including the decision last year to open-source the .NET core server runtime and framework.
Mary Jo Foley, who broke the news on ZDNet, quoted an organization spokesperson saying that Microsoft is engaged on its transition plan for the Developer Division and hopes to announce the plan within the subsequent few weeks.