Windows veteran Bill Veghte quits Microsoft

Microsoft Windows veteran Bill Veghte has decided to quit the company where he has worked the past 20 years, he announced on January 14. In his resignation note, Veghte told a story about how he came to join Microsoft. From that note: “20 years ago I sent my resume west and got a rejection letter. […]

Microsoft Windows veteran Bill Veghte has decided to quit the company where he has worked the past 20 years, he announced on January 14. In his resignation note, Veghte told a story about how he came to join Microsoft. From that note: “20 years ago I sent my resume west and got a rejection letter. I knew all about Asian culture but little of computers and software. “I tried again. Got an interview, flew out, crashed the rental car on the 520 bridge, spent 4 hours in the ER, put on a neck brace, and went to the interviews.” Ballmer say: “Bill has indicated a desire to run a business in a more end-to-end fashion and continue to explore new areas in the broad technology, communications, and services sectors. I want to thank Bill for his important contributions to Microsoft over nearly two decades and wish him the very best in his new endeavors.”

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