A truly sad day for Microsoft and for Steve, its a shame that his position was one of those which has recieved the order of the new economy. A statistic, and a very unfortunate commonality these days which we all may face no matter who we work with or for.
I had the pleasure of being Steve's fellow speaker at MS events in South Africa, and I think that Microsoft has really lost a great employee this time!
However, life must go on, Steve has a new blog at: http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/steveriley/default.aspx so you can follow his movements there!
Take care Steve, and remember, this may be another one of those opportunities for great things!