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Internet Explorer guru, Dean Hachamovitch, leaves Microsoft

In an interview with GeekWire, Dean Hachamovitch confirmed that he is leaving Microsoft. Hachamovitch, who led efforts to revamp and rejuvenate Internet Explorer, is leaving the company after 24 years. Hachamovitch did not indicate whether he would be taking another full-time position elsewhere. He will still be working as an adviser to LifeQ, a company that uses data to create human physiology-based digital simulations. He had this to say to GeekWire as the reason for the change:

“I’m overdue for a change. The company really has changed a lot. It’s a good time to get a different point of view on tech and life.”

Hachamovitch is the latest in a series of top Windows employees to exit. Other employees that have gone on to other projects include Jon DeVaan(Windows engineering), Tami Reller (marketing and finance), and Antoine Leblond (Windows and Office executive). Hachamovitch made a great deal of changes to Internet Explorer to adhere to web standards and become a better platform for modern web applications. He originally joined Microsoft out of Harvard to work on Word for Mac. Microsoft has not commented on Hachamovitch’s departure, but the rumor is that he is leaving the company on good terms. For more information, check out the story on GeekWire via the link below.

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