Departures

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It’s not every day you write this sort of blog post. And you hope it’s not something you do so often that you ever get good at it. I’m certainly sucking up a storm here.

Just last month I hit my four year mark at Microsoft. I reflected on the sheer joy I experienced working with such smart people on cool projects. I’ve been very lucky and fortunate to be able to speak about these projects at many conferences, meeting so many interesting attendees. It’s been a real blast.

Today, I write a different sort of post. It was a tough decision to make, but I’ve decided to leave Microsoft to try something different. This is my last week as a Microsoft employee. On Monday, December 5, 2011 I’ll come into the office, hand over my card key, the launch codes, and the Amex card, and then experience a Microsoft exit interview. It will be interesting.

But before I continue, there’s two things I want to make crystal clear:

  1. I will still be involved with the .NET community and development.
  2. I will still work on NuGet.
  3. I’m known for off-by-one errors and lame jokes.

What’s Next?

I’ll let you know on December 7, when I start a new gig. My new company often announces new employees and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise! I’m very excited about it as it’s a position that will keep me involved in .NET and working on NuGet, but will also let me stretch into multiple other technologies beyond .NET.

I’m not leaving .NET

The way I see it, the .NET community isn’t a place you just leave. A community is a set of relationships among people who hold some common goals or ideals. The people I think are interesting today, will still be interesting on December 7. Well, most of you at least.

Rather, I like to think that I will focus more on being a member of a larger software community, as I wrote about recently. It’s one thing to write about it, but I hope to better live it in the future.

So while I’m not leaving .NET, I am also arriving at Macs, Ruby, and Node.js and whatever other technologies I need to get the job done. I look forward to getting my hands dirty building things with these other technologies in addition to .NET.

What About NuGet?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ll continue to work on the NuGet open source project as a core contributor. From the Outercurve Foundation’s side of things, I’ll also remain on this page as a project lead, though most of the day to day responsibilities will transfer to a Program Manager on the Microsoft side of things. We have yet to figure out in detail how we’ll share responsibilities.

This is possible because there’s an interesting distinction between the NuGet open source project and the NuGet based product that Microsoft ships. I should write about this another time. For the time being, just know I’ll continue to be heavily involved in NuGet once I ramp up in my new job.

What about ASP.NET MVC?

ASP.NET MVC has been a joy to work on. It’s pioneered so much change at Microsoft. Leaving it will be hard, especially with all the cool stuff coming down the pike I wish I could tell you about. Suffice to say, ASP.NET MVC is a mature product in good hands with a strong team in place. I’m not worried about it at all.

In fact, there’s a lot of good stuff coming from the overall team that’s been the result of a long succession of baby steps. I can’t talk about it yet, but I can say that knowing this made my decision especially difficult to make.

Anything Else?

I will still be speaking at CodeMania in New Zealand in March 2012. I made sure to contact the organizers in case they wanted to change their minds given my news but they’re happy to have me speak.

I’m still happy to speak about NuGet, ASP.NET MVC, or anything else for that matter if you have a conference you think I’d be a good fit for.

I will miss working at Microsoft and being involved with the community in that capacity. But I am also excited about this new opportunity to work with the community in a different capacity.

Next week, I’ll tell you about what could possibly draw me away from Microsoft. I hope you’ll stick around.

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  1. Avatar for Irfan Baig
    Irfan Baig November 28th, 2011

    Wow. Thanks for all your blog posts, and it was a pleasure meeting you at #NerdDinner one time. Looking forward to hearing about your next gig and please keep the great blog posts coming.

  2. Avatar for Chris Eargle
    Chris Eargle November 28th, 2011

    Wow man, you'll be missed. I'm glad you'll still be involved in the .NET community though!

  3. Avatar for Chris Missal
    Chris Missal November 28th, 2011

    Congrats on the new adventure! I hope it's an exciting one. :)

  4. Avatar for Rick Schott
    Rick Schott November 28th, 2011

    Glad you will still be involved in the .NET community, it's a better place with you in it. Best of luck!

  5. Avatar for Dustin Kendall
    Dustin Kendall November 28th, 2011

    Best of success in your new position!
    Dustin

  6. Avatar for jschementi
    jschementi November 28th, 2011

    Phil, congrats on all your accomplishments during the last 4 years at Microsoft, and for making the guts to do something new. It was always fun working with you at Microsoft, and maybe now we'll see more of each other on the outside.

  7. Avatar for Andrew Steele
    Andrew Steele November 28th, 2011

    Phil good luck in your new endeavor. As a developer in the .NET Community it has been nice to have a voice of reason inside the asylum. Your sensibilities will be missed.

  8. Avatar for Dave Ward
    Dave Ward November 28th, 2011

    Didn't see that one coming.
    Best of luck on the next project. Hope we still end up at some of the same conferences from time to time.

  9. Avatar for Andrew Herrick
    Andrew Herrick November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations! You've been a big inspiration in my continued learning with ASP.NET MVC.
    All the best.

  10. Avatar for Ian Patrick Hughes
    Ian Patrick Hughes November 28th, 2011

    Good luck!

  11. Avatar for netardos
    netardos November 28th, 2011

    Congrats Phil! Exciting times

  12. Avatar for Guest
    Guest November 28th, 2011

    Wow! Well I hope you have good luck and success in your adventures, but you will be missed around here.

  13. Avatar for Keyvan Nayyeri
    Keyvan Nayyeri November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations :-) It's really something to congratulate you on ;-)

  14. Avatar for Chris Alcock
    Chris Alcock November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations Phil, that's a big decision and I'm sure it will be the start of many great things in your future. It was a pleasure to meet you in your official Microsoft capacity at the MVP summit, and I hope our paths cross again in the future. Many Thanks for all the blog posts from the 'official' side of .NET and here's to many more from the outside.
    Best of luck in life and your new role.

  15. Avatar for christesene
    christesene November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations on your new positon and I wish you the best! Happy Holidays!

  16. Avatar for Nick Berardi
    Nick Berardi November 28th, 2011

    Congrats on the job, hope you can make as big of an impact there as you have made on the .NET world with ASP.NET MVC. Kudos. Now for the guessing game, only two companies I can think of that make a big deal about new hires. GitHub or StackExchange.

  17. Avatar for Kim
    Kim November 28th, 2011

    GZ and good luck =)

  18. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta November 28th, 2011

    Goood luck with your new job.
    Hope this mean we'll be able to crank up some version numbers on subtext :)
    Too bad I'll not be seeing you at the MVP summit
    Simo

  19. Avatar for Colin Bowern
    Colin Bowern November 28th, 2011

    You certainly were a key part of a stellar product group at Microsoft. Best of luck in the new role - looking forward to your continued contribution to the developer community.

  20. Avatar for Ian Nelson
    Ian Nelson November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck for the future Phil.
    Thanks for all you've achieved with ASP.NET MVC and NuGet.

  21. Avatar for Will
    Will November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations on the move! You are certainly a software developer we can all look to for inspiration. Best of luck on your new endeavors.

  22. Avatar for Mohit Thakral
    Mohit Thakral November 28th, 2011

    All the best.. M sure it is something bigger then ASP.net MVC,

  23. Avatar for Shlomo
    Shlomo November 28th, 2011

    Bittersweet congratulations, and thanks for all you have contributed. Thank you particularly for raising the bar at on interaction with your user community.

  24. Avatar for Sergio Pereira
    Sergio Pereira November 28th, 2011

    Good luck Phil. You did a great thing working for MS all this time. We are certainly appreciative of what you helped shipping, and more than than, how you helped changing the way this company develops software and interacts with the community.

  25. Avatar for Rob
    Rob November 28th, 2011

    It sounds like Google snagged another great Microsoft engineer.

  26. Avatar for Judah Gabriel Himango
    Judah Gabriel Himango November 28th, 2011

    I'm really surprised! It seems like you just joined MS not a year ago. Heh. Time flies.
    The MVC project was huge for MS. You'll be missed, Phil.

  27. Avatar for Yngve Bakken Nilsen
    Yngve Bakken Nilsen November 28th, 2011

    Good luck Phil! I'm sure you will be one of the major players in the community for many years to come.
    Wherever it is your new gig is, I'm sure you'll be a great asset, and the most important part is that you enjoy what you're doing :)

  28. Avatar for Luis Abreu
    Luis Abreu November 28th, 2011

    wow!!! best of luck for your new gig!

  29. Avatar for David Nelson
    David Nelson November 28th, 2011

    Sorry to see you go, you were one of the people driving Microsoft in the right direction. Good luck in what's next.

  30. Avatar for Richard Campbell
    Richard Campbell November 28th, 2011

    Congrats buddy! Looking forward to seeing what's next!

  31. Avatar for Peter Meir
    Peter Meir November 28th, 2011

    I wish you all the best on your new endeavours Phil! Microsoft will have a though time finding someone with your qualities imho.

  32. Avatar for Alan Stevens
    Alan Stevens November 28th, 2011

    You've done good work while working at Microsoft. You picked a good inflection point in the product to make your exit.
    Best of luck,
    ++Alan

  33. Avatar for Ami Schreiber
    Ami Schreiber November 28th, 2011

    Can I have your old job at Microsoft? I made it through the 7th hour of my in-person interview at MS last month but they just forgot to hire me.

  34. Avatar for Tobin Titus
    Tobin Titus November 28th, 2011

    I'm both happy for you and sad to see you go. Best of luck at your next gig man.

  35. Avatar for Rob
    Rob November 28th, 2011

    Wow, here in the last few years when I thought of Microsoft, I thought of you. Going to be a tough time separating those two ideas.

  36. Avatar for corey haines
    corey haines November 28th, 2011

    Good luck! Looking forward to hearing where your new place is.

  37. Avatar for David Ebbo
    David Ebbo November 28th, 2011

    Good luck Phil! It's been fun working with you these last few years, and it's great that you'll keep on contributing to NuGet! :)

  38. Avatar for JF
    JF November 28th, 2011

    Eh! didn't see this coming.
    Congratulations for everything you have accomplished in the last 4 years, seeing how MS and ASP.NET changed for the better you and your team truly did an amazing job.
    Best of luck in your new position, hopefully you will still have enough time for great blog posts from time to time :)

  39. Avatar for Hajan Selmani
    Hajan Selmani November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck and thank you for everything you did for .NET Community!

  40. Avatar for Justin Adler
    Justin Adler November 28th, 2011

    OMG :( A kitten just died :(
    Bittersweat, indead! Dude - can't say thanks enough for everything - MVC changed my dire outlook of things and has given me so much awesomesauce.
    Please stay a loud community voice in the .NET sphere.
    /me hands over a bag-o-gold.

  41. Avatar for John Bristowe
    John Bristowe November 28th, 2011

    Congrats! Onward to exciting adventures!

  42. Avatar for Henrique
    Henrique November 28th, 2011

    This is a really sad post. I am your fan, viewed all your presentations, followed all your post. You will be missed. Best of luck to you.

  43. Avatar for Roman
    Roman November 28th, 2011


    Thank you for all of contributions as MS employee. I am sure we'll see more from you as an outside contributor.
    Good luck on a new adventure!!!

  44. Avatar for Laurent Bugnion
    Laurent Bugnion November 28th, 2011

    Hey Phil,
    All the best in your new adventures. Looking forward to hearing what the new gig is. It was great to occasionally see you on campus, I guess we will continue to meet in Seattle from time to time (if you are staying in the region).
    All the best!
    Laurent

  45. Avatar for Leon
    Leon November 28th, 2011

    All the best Phil.
    I look forward to your next adventure.
    You're a true champion. Forgot the Einsteinses and the Steve Jobses. For me it's the Haacks that I think we can all look up to.
    lb

  46. Avatar for Lewin
    Lewin November 28th, 2011

    You did it wrong Phil

  47. Avatar for Artur
    Artur November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck! And please keep the posts coming :)

  48. Avatar for Michael Washington
    Michael Washington November 28th, 2011

    Good luck. You did a great job on MVC. Perhaps you're coming back to Southern California? We have sunlight down here... remember? :) :)

  49. Avatar for Adam Ford
    Adam Ford November 28th, 2011

    Wow! I'm curious where you're starting next week! I'm surprised no one has tried to guess the company. Will we be seeing a "Phil Haack is now a Githubber" post next week? ;)

  50. Avatar for Mike
    Mike November 28th, 2011

    Amazing stuff you have done at Microsoft, thanks!
    Best of luck with your new job.

  51. Avatar for Jon Humphrey
    Jon Humphrey November 28th, 2011

    Thanks for everything so far Phil, and can't wait for what's coming next! Best of luck with all parts of the shift, I'm sure if you need something all you have to do is ask ... it's the least we could do for you!

  52. Avatar for Jirapong
    Jirapong November 28th, 2011

    Contrate! And enjoy your new advanture. Don't forget to share a story :-)

  53. Avatar for Nelson Reis
    Nelson Reis November 28th, 2011

    Thanks for all the great work in MVC.
    Good luck for those shiny new things you'll be working with.

  54. Avatar for Erik Porter
    Erik Porter November 28th, 2011

    It's been great to work with you and I hope we work together again in the future. Best of luck!

  55. Avatar for Steve Smith
    Steve Smith November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck with the new gig, and thanks for all your work on ASP.NET MVC, NuGet, and other projects!

  56. Avatar for Charles Nurse
    Charles Nurse November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations - Can't wait to here where you end up :)

  57. Avatar for Harish Mathanan
    Harish Mathanan November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations on the new role, and it's nice to know that .NET will still be a focus.

  58. Avatar for Bil Simser
    Bil Simser November 28th, 2011

    Congrats! I guess Telerik. All in for the @haacked job poll.

  59. Avatar for Paperino
    Paperino November 28th, 2011

    You will be missed, thanks for all your work on the bright side! :)

  60. Avatar for Nick Katsivelos
    Nick Katsivelos November 28th, 2011

    Phil - thanks for all the great work - looking forward to seeing what you get up to next!

  61. Avatar for Nino Benvenuti
    Nino Benvenuti November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations on the new gig and best of luck! Thanks for all you've done on ASP.NET MVC; glad to hear you'll still be involved with NuGet and the community.

  62. Avatar for Chris Staley
    Chris Staley November 28th, 2011

    Congrats. New things are good things.

  63. Avatar for Kim Tranjan
    Kim Tranjan November 28th, 2011

    I just wanna say you thank you so much.

  64. Avatar for Rob Zelt
    Rob Zelt November 28th, 2011

    Congrats Phil and best of luck in the new adventure!

  65. Avatar for Baskin Tapkan
    Baskin Tapkan November 28th, 2011

    Good luck in your next venture. Thanks for all your work in getting ASP.NET MVC up and running. It is all appreciated.

  66. Avatar for Yuri Trukhin
    Yuri Trukhin November 28th, 2011

    Thank you, Phil, Thanks for all great work!

  67. Avatar for RIza Marhaban
    RIza Marhaban November 28th, 2011

    Thank you Phil for the great work. You've been helping me a lot in MVC and NuGet. Best of luck in your new working world.

  68. Avatar for Nick Schonning
    Nick Schonning November 28th, 2011

    Sad but exciting news Phil. Best of luck and hope you keep gifting the community with posts on a regular basis.

  69. Avatar for Eric J. Smith
    Eric J. Smith November 28th, 2011

    Congrats! You've done an amazing job making changes at MS and I'm sure it was a HUGE uphill battle. Thank you for all your efforts. You have truly made the .NET world a better place.

  70. Avatar for Eric K.
    Eric K. November 28th, 2011

    Congrats. I've really enjoyed following your work at Microsoft. I'm sure you'll be just as interesting wherever you're going. :-)

  71. Avatar for Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown November 28th, 2011

    Based on the blog post, I'll take a wild guess that Phil is headed to Xamarin. That would fit with the statement, "keep me involved in .NET...but will also let me stretch into multiple other technologies beyond .NET."

  72. Avatar for Kevin Kuebler
    Kevin Kuebler November 28th, 2011

    Congrats Phil! Thanks for your leadership of the ASP.Net MVC and NuGet projects. You're leaving the state of .Net development much better than you found it. Good luck in your new adventures!

  73. Avatar for lynn
    lynn November 28th, 2011

    God bless! :)
    Will miss you at the helm.

  74. Avatar for Shiju Varghese
    Shiju Varghese November 28th, 2011

    Good luck in your new endeavor. Congratulations on the all work you have done for ASP.NET MVC and NuGet.

  75. Avatar for Michael Sync
    Michael Sync November 28th, 2011

    All the best!!

  76. Avatar for haacked
    haacked November 28th, 2011

    Wow! Thanks for all the well wishes! I'm really stunned. :)

  77. Avatar for Adam Dymitruk
    Adam Dymitruk November 28th, 2011

    Wow. I didn't expect that at all. All the best to you on your new adventures!

  78. Avatar for David Carrillo
    David Carrillo November 28th, 2011

    Hey I was astonished about this new, but still I hope you will get more fun in your new adventure wherever you goes, good luck.
    So who is the new PM for ASP.NET MVC???

  79. Avatar for Tamizhvendan S
    Tamizhvendan S November 28th, 2011

    All the best and hearty wishes !!

  80. Avatar for Ben McDonald
    Ben McDonald November 28th, 2011

    Sad to see you leaving the job of changing things from the inside, but excited to see what's next (I'm hoping for Ruby!!). Keep on changing the world. I love seeing your success and saying, "Hey, I use to work with that guy."

  81. Avatar for Harsh Pandit
    Harsh Pandit November 28th, 2011

    All the best for your new adventures.I am looking forward to see your next adventure.

  82. Avatar for Bob
    Bob November 28th, 2011

    Good, now you have more time to swim and trip and enjoy your life.

  83. Avatar for Saadie
    Saadie November 28th, 2011

    Goodluck :D

  84. Avatar for Tero Teelahti
    Tero Teelahti November 28th, 2011

    Sad to see you leave, MVC really changed MS web development, and NuGet has a great impact already. Hopefully you'll have similarly big impact on your next assignments, good luck.

  85. Avatar for Ray Kwon
    Ray Kwon November 28th, 2011

    Best wishes for you.
    Thanks to you and your work(especially, asp.net mvc) I could have loved again Microsoft technologies.
    Even though you leave MS, please do not leave MS community and Nuget as you said.
    Good Luck again !!!!

  86. Avatar for Nicolas Esprit
    Nicolas Esprit November 28th, 2011

    Congrats, and good luck for this news challenge.
    Thanks for all work you have done for ASP.NET MVC and NuGet.

  87. Avatar for Fırat Esmer
    Fırat Esmer November 28th, 2011

    Good luck man. Thanks for eveything.

  88. Avatar for Mikhail Petrovskikh
    Mikhail Petrovskikh November 28th, 2011

    Good luck in you new endeavors Phil. Your name and Scott Gu's are the two names that come first to mind when one thinks of ASP.NET MVC. The fact that Microsoft had visionaries like you, so passionate about MVC was a primary factor for us to give ASP.NET another chance. Scott is moving up the ladder and you are moving on... Personally for me MVC future is not looking too attractive after losing one of its primary locomotives. Seriously, I used to say that Microsoft web stack will always be competitive until people like Phil Haack working there.

  89. Avatar for Sumit
    Sumit November 28th, 2011

    Oh no another 'softie out :-( ...
    And the first thing they proclaim is how they are going to buy a Mac :-p
    Just kidding sir!
    Have a blast at your new venture and do stay with the .Net community. Wish you the very best!
    Cheers,
    Sumit.

  90. Avatar for Spikeh
    Spikeh November 28th, 2011

    As long as the blog stays around Phil, I'll let you move on :)
    Good luck, though, looking forward to hearing what's next :)

  91. Avatar for Jef Claes
    Jef Claes November 28th, 2011

    Good luck with the new adventures!
    And thank you. You must have had something to do with the good MVC gave us.

  92. Avatar for Melih Gümüşçay
    Melih Gümüşçay November 28th, 2011

    your posts are inspiring & helpful. I am sure you ll be successful whatever you do and it is good for you not to stuck only one technology. I believe you ll work mostly for ruby and ios environment and it will increase your vision & skill set as a software guru.
    Good luck

  93. Avatar for Filip Cornelissen
    Filip Cornelissen November 28th, 2011

    Nooo, one of my favorite MS speakers/bloggers!
    Congratulations and good luck!

  94. Avatar for Rado Buransky
    Rado Buransky November 28th, 2011

    Come here! Save IBM!

  95. Avatar for Filini
    Filini November 28th, 2011

    good luck and have fun :-)

  96. Avatar for Nick Masao
    Nick Masao November 28th, 2011

    Congrats Phil. You have been an inspiration, and thanks for the great work on MVC. Wish you all the best. Cheers

  97. Avatar for Thiru
    Thiru November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations & Good Luck.

  98. Avatar for Jay
    Jay November 28th, 2011

    I wonder what's future of ASP.NET MVC3...

  99. Avatar for Hoang Tang
    Hoang Tang November 28th, 2011

    Phil, I am sure we'll cross path at some point, you are one of the people that I have mad respect for. Good luck!
    Now I am worry about the future of MVC :(

  100. Avatar for Malcolm Sheridan
    Malcolm Sheridan November 28th, 2011

    "skate where the puck's going, not where it's been"
    Onward to your new job Phil!

  101. Avatar for derek
    derek November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck! Waiting for the announce at next monday!

  102. Avatar for John Bubriski
    John Bubriski November 28th, 2011

    Best of luck in your new role!

  103. Avatar for Nevada Williford
    Nevada Williford November 28th, 2011

    Wait wait...can't you stay and make them take Hanselman instead?
    Just kidding. Thanks for the work you've been a part of on NuGet and MVC, both of which are fantastic products.
    Congratulations and best of luck in your next adventure.

  104. Avatar for George Chatzimanolis
    George Chatzimanolis November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations and best of luck in your next adventure! I am also worry about the future of MVC. I will miss also your shows with Scott Hanselman (The HaaHa Show).

  105. Avatar for Taswar Bhatti
    Taswar Bhatti November 28th, 2011

    best of luck :)

  106. Avatar for Caleb Jenkins
    Caleb Jenkins November 28th, 2011

    Congrats Phil!
    Anyone who's ever left the mothership know this: deciding to leave is always a hard decision, and also the right one. Onward to exzciting new adventures! Can't wait to hear where you're headed - I know they are fortunate to have you.

  107. Avatar for justACoder
    justACoder November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations!!!! Another good man goes away. Make sure he doesn't through at you a chair across the office. Stay away from his door.
    We need you alive!!!! Best of luck.

  108. Avatar for Jeff Putz
    Jeff Putz November 28th, 2011

    Unfortunate, but also not surprising. As much as I loved Microsoft, retention and keeping people engaged in a meaningful way are two serious problems there. I'm sure you'll continue to serve the awesomesauce!

  109. Avatar for JasonGuo
    JasonGuo November 28th, 2011

    Best wishes!
    :)

  110. Avatar for Patrice Pelland
    Patrice Pelland November 28th, 2011

    Congrats on the new Gig Phil! You'll be missed and I wish you all the best in your new adventure! Take Care!

  111. Avatar for John
    John November 28th, 2011

    Pretty surprised to read this news barely a month after the post on how you're having a blast at MS even after four years. Best of luck with what's coming after - though I hope you won't forget how this position with Microsoft and more specifically NuGet made you as famous and well known in the community as you are now!
    Also, why not wait with the post while you can tell us where the new position is? I've a feeling it's either Google's .NET division of Facebook's client side development!

  112. Avatar for Rajeesh
    Rajeesh November 28th, 2011

    Thanks for what you have done to make our lives easy. Expecting more or same level of contributions to .Net community in the future.
    Best wishes..

  113. Avatar for Jalpesh Vadgama
    Jalpesh Vadgama November 28th, 2011

    Congratulations!!! for your new adventures. We miss you as core speaker of Microsoft.

  114. Avatar for Pete
    Pete November 29th, 2011
  115. Avatar for Magesh
    Magesh November 29th, 2011

    Good luck Phil!!!

  116. Avatar for TT
    TT November 29th, 2011

    Good luck and thank you. Your work have had great impact on my career.
    Can't wait to see where you are going

  117. Avatar for dodegaard
    dodegaard November 29th, 2011

    It exciting to have a new challenge ahead. My best to you and thanks for your leadership and help. And I look forward to more great stuff (cue the "movin on up" Jerfferson's music....). Take care. Doug

  118. Avatar for Guy Incognito
    Guy Incognito November 29th, 2011

    Good luck and thanks.
    I hope you compensate by blogging more often. I enjoy reading your posts. :)

  119. Avatar for Rey Rahadian
    Rey Rahadian November 29th, 2011

    Good luck Phill, looking forward to your next awesome blog post

  120. Avatar for Todd
    Todd November 29th, 2011

    Best of luck. I have enjoyed reading your blog for some time.

  121. Avatar for John
    John November 29th, 2011

    Good luck and congratulations! Please keep on blogging... I always look forward to your posts!

  122. Avatar for Scott Galloway
    Scott Galloway November 29th, 2011

    Wow, thought you were a lifer. Enjoy life outside the hive!

  123. Avatar for Catalin
    Catalin November 29th, 2011

    Best of luck, you are my favorite ASP.Net blogger, and I hope I will have the chance to enjoy your .Net posts in the future.

  124. Avatar for Tomas
    Tomas November 29th, 2011

    Thanks for all the great work, especially on MVC. It's a relief that you'll still be involved there.
    Best of luck to you!

  125. Avatar for Klaus Jensen
    Klaus Jensen November 29th, 2011

    Thank you for your excellent work, especially for MVC, that revitalized my belief in the whole MS stack.

  126. Avatar for Andrew
    Andrew November 30th, 2011

    Good luck Phil! Have a blast whatever that you will be doing.

  127. Avatar for D0cNet
    D0cNet November 30th, 2011

    All the best Phil! Looking forward to your new adventure.
    Bless

  128. Avatar for Nathan Pledger
    Nathan Pledger November 30th, 2011

    You never hear of people starting at Microsoft, only the great leavers. Guess MS is a factory - but a good one ;)
    Good luck - I always ended up at your posts for MVC, and yeah, my money's on Telerik, too.

  129. Avatar for thangchung
    thangchung November 30th, 2011

    I'm so surprise to know about that. I wish you all the best in your new adventure. Good luck, man!!!

  130. Avatar for Jason
    Jason November 30th, 2011

    Good luck to you, Phil!
    I always pray for your future success :)

  131. Avatar for Prabir Shrestha
    Prabir Shrestha November 30th, 2011

    A huge surprise.
    Thanks to all your work especially on open source projects in Microsoft.
    Good luck for your future.

  132. Avatar for Mikael Koskinen
    Mikael Koskinen November 30th, 2011

    Good luck with your new job and thanks! NuGet and ASP.NET MVC have definitely made a huge impact.

  133. Avatar for herry
    herry November 30th, 2011

    Can't believe you're leaving.
    I always come to your blog to read the latest and greatest on ASP.NET MVC and enjoyed it alot.
    What am I suppose to do now :(?
    Anyways all the best on your next adventure and keep writing cool stuff will you.

  134. Avatar for Anuraj
    Anuraj November 30th, 2011

    Congrats and Good luck for your future...

  135. Avatar for Rasmus Christensen
    Rasmus Christensen November 30th, 2011

    Hi Phil,
    Good luck with your new adventure. After all, your blogging and speaking was what tricked me to do aspnetmvc. I'll hope you will keep blogging and speaking at conferences.
    Does this mean the end of the Haha show? The best session I've ever seen MIX11
    Good luck
    Rasmus Christensen - startupHQ.dk

  136. Avatar for Adesina Mark
    Adesina Mark November 30th, 2011

    Good luck in your future endeavors Mr. Phil Haack.

  137. Avatar for haacked
    haacked November 30th, 2011

    We will find a way for the HaHaa show to live on! Mark my words!

  138. Avatar for Ruffin
    Ruffin November 30th, 2011

    COBOL.NET: it is the future. And it's time someone noticed. Wise move, Mr. Haack.

  139. Avatar for Harry Steinhilber
    Harry Steinhilber November 30th, 2011

    Congratulations, Phil. Thanks for all your hard work the last four years. Can't wait to see what new amazing things you'll be working on now. Good luck!

  140. Avatar for Robert
    Robert December 1st, 2011

    Geez all the cool guys are leaving Microsoft! Congrats on your new gig!

  141. Avatar for Daniel Lang
    Daniel Lang December 1st, 2011

    I haven't commented on this blog so far, but I'm sure I've read every single post during the last year.
    Wish you good luck! Congratulations!

  142. Avatar for mike
    mike December 1st, 2011

    Godspeed!!

  143. Avatar for Egor Pavlikhin
    Egor Pavlikhin December 2nd, 2011

    It is somewhat sad to see you go from Microsoft, but I wish you all the best with your new gig!

  144. Avatar for Dima
    Dima December 3rd, 2011

    Too bad ... I learned so much from you ...

  145. Avatar for Robert
    Robert December 4th, 2011

    Good luck today

  146. Avatar for Nuno Barreiro
    Nuno Barreiro December 4th, 2011

    I wish you all the luck for your new position and I'm sure we'll all be waiting for more news about it.

  147. Avatar for Jon Kruger
    Jon Kruger December 5th, 2011

    Thanks for all of your work on ASP.NET MVC. It was (and still is) a game changer on the Microsoft platform. On my first ASP.NET MVC project I slashed my estimates in half from what they were on previous WebForms projects... and later I had to cut them in half again. For that I owe you a beer if I ever meet you in person!

  148. Avatar for Glenn Block
    Glenn Block December 5th, 2011

    It was great to work with you Phil. Big loss for us!

  149. Avatar for mezu
    mezu December 5th, 2011

    Wow! That was like out of the blue.
    Enjoyed your blog and can only say thanks for the work you put into MVC and Nuget. I am loving web dev again.
    Best wishes Phil

  150. Avatar for Jamie Nordmeyer
    Jamie Nordmeyer December 6th, 2011

    Wow! Great luck to you Phil, and thanks a ton to you and the MVC team for a FANTASTIC product!!!

  151. Avatar for phil hong
    phil hong December 21st, 2011

    what a pity for the asp.net mvc team, but congratulation
    !!

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