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Friends,

After 10 years of working for the greatest software company in the world, I will be leaving Microsoft. I strongly believe that God directs our paths and His plan for me has been confirmed by the amazing opportunities He has provided for my family here in Texas. My wife and I moved around a lot during our childhood and we decided early on we would like to put down roots in Texas. This decision, while not easy, will allow us to honor that decision, and also allow me to grow in my information security career.

During my time at Microsoft, I’ve made some great friends inside the company, but also outside when speaking at various events. I have had the unique opportunity to meet some of the most passionate and intelligent technical people in the world and have learned from each of you. During my time at Microsoft, I was able to travel the world, work on many great teams, win some awards (thanks to those great teams), complete my MBA, start a family, and most importantly, meet the most beautiful woman in the world, who became my wife.

I am so excited about the next steps in my life, but I am sorry to leave the people here behind.  To all those who’ve followed me over the years, I wish you and your families the very best for 2010 and the future!

You can catch up with me and all my new adventures at my new blog: http://kaiaxford.wordpress.com/