'Soma' Somasegar, Corporate VP of Developer Division, quits Microsoft after 27 years and over 8 releases of Windows

Developers who have been associated with Microsoft technologies and platforms would recall Soma Somasegar and his blog on MSDN – the Microsoft Developer Network. After spending 27 years at Microsoft, he has decided to leave Microsoft.

Developers who have been associated with Microsoft technologies and platforms would recall 'Soma' Somasegar and his blog on MSDN – the Microsoft Developer Network. After spending 27 years at Microsoft, he has decided to leave Microsoft.

ZDNet broke the story of Soma’s decision to move after spending 27 years at Microsoft, after accessing an internal email sent by Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie to Microsoft employees. Soma took to twitter to make the announcement.

https://twitter.com/SSomasegar/status/652229942189555712

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Over the years, he was primarily responsible for engineering and marketing developer tools and services including Visual Studio, Team Foundation, as well as programming languages. During a Reddit AMA, he revealed that he joined Microsoft in 1989 and contributed to 8 releases of Windows before joining the Developer Division.

‘Soma’ as he is popularly referred to, has been corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. According to MSDN, he has been responsible for “developer tools and services, including the programming languages and runtimes designed for a broad base of software developers and development teams, the Visual Studio line of products and services, and the .NET Framework.”

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