Yes, all the rumors are true. I am moving from the consumer side of things to the builder side of things. From February 1st, 2006 I will be a “blue badge” and work for Microsoft as a Program Manager on the Windows Communication Foundation. The guys convinced me that it would be a good idea to make the move.

I’ve been spending so much time talking about and writing extensions for the shipping and not-yet shipping Microsoft distributed systems technologies stuff that it became the logical next step for me to become part of the team that creates all of these things. I hope that I can make some contribution to the cause.

As for why I am leaving my baby newtelligence? It’s the urge to build stuff that matters in a big way. Bart and Achim (my partners) have given me all the support they could since January in pursuing this goal. We’ve worked hard to put the company into a position that allows me to make this move and we are all delighted with the way things are. newtelligence is expanding its consulting business, continues to deliver world-class developer education and will continue to be a strong partner for our customers, which makes it easier for me to let go.

I’ll tell you more about it in the upcoming weeks…