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All good things must come to an end

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This is an excerpt from a mail I sent out internally today:

The sands of time seem finally to have run their course. On September 1 I will not only celebrate the 5-year anniversary of my time here at Microsoft but also my departure from the company. On September 5 I start a new job as Principal Security Program Manager at

This was a very difficult decision for me and has taken a long time to make. All in all, I have had a great five years to look back at. So much has changed in security at the company since I came here. It has been a remarkable ride to see the turn-around and having been able to play part of if for this long. The hardest part of this transition will be not being part of this ride any longer and not being able to work with all the great people I have worked with here.

I will not be leaving Seattle, nor security. I will have a new blog by the time I leave. The exact location will be announced in here as well as on the Protect Your Windows Network site: once I get it set up.

  • Having seen this guy in action, and appreciated his insights and blog posts for a long time, I can say...

  • As a long time reader you will be missed -- now just don't take Steve away from Microsoft too! ha ha

    Good luck -- and please add an RSS feed to your new "Protect Your Windows Network"

  • Not a lot more can be said, check out his post, "All good things must come to an end". A snippet is below:...

  • Good luck at Amazon!

  • I've been a big fan of your presentations and papers throughout the years. Without a doubt I migth say that a lot of knowledge and commen sence I gained over the years with regards to IT security can be tributed to your work.

    This will be one of the biggest losses that Microsoft will face ... who cares Bill is leaving .... Jesper will no longer feed our brains...:((

    Thank you for all those papers, good advice ... good luck in your new appointment ... sure makes it easier to get your book(s) sold ;-)



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  • Well its official. Jesper has decided to leave Microsoft. Even though its sad we wont get to benefit...

  • Thanks for all that you've done, said, written, wrote, etc., Jesper. You will be missed by all of the Security MVPs.
    ( Even if Security is their "secondary" competencies ;)

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  • Mixed emotions.
    There's no other way to describe the feelings about this.
    And even more after reading...

  • Congratulations - and commiserations - good luck in your next position.
    Thought: where is your next blog going to be?

  • Well Jesper I Wish You and Yours the best on this journey we call life. Good luck at Amazon. I wish you the best.


  • Good luck at Amazon.  Your presentations have always been great to watch and they are really interesting.

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