In what’s turning out to be a day of people in the news, our old pal Jeff Sandquist has officially announced that he’s returned to Microsoft as a General Manager in the Cloud and Enterprise Group, working for Soma Somasegar. Sandquist may be familiar to many of you for his work on Channel 9, the Microsoft developer focused community, or from the Build conferences, or from any of the other many projects he’s worked on since starting at Microsoft back in 1994. He left Redmond in October of 2013, to move to San Francisco and become Global Director of Developer and Platform Relations, but then headed back to the Seattle area earlier this month.
Apparently both Soma and Scott Guthrie have been working on him, and it wasn’t much of a surprise once Jeff landed back in the Northwest that he’d be heading back to Microsoft. He made it official today in a series of tweets, promising more info on what he’s up to at Build, where he’ll be heading back to San Francisco on April 29th – May 1st (we’ll be there too, of course!). From the looks of the pictures he’s been tweeting, he’s already hard at it:
Welcome home, Jeff…. now get back to work! :)Further reading: Build Developers Conference, Microsoft