Wade Wegner has left Microsoft (http://www.wadewegner.com/2012/03/leaving-microsoft/). It’s quite normal as people come and go - well, everyone is replaceable. This last rule applies to Wade as well, especially as he’s not a leading engineer or main architect, but he played a very, very important role for Windows Azure in past few years. A role that deservers some attention - Technical Evangelist.
- Phil Haack - ASP.NET MVC
- Steve Marx - Windows Azure
- Wade Wegner - Windows Azure
- Brad Adams - Silverlight
Maybe it’s good because most likely they will anyway stick with what they are good at and now they will be more credible (as they won’t work for product’s creator anymore), but temporarily I feel some kind of a gap - weekly Cloud Cover show won’t be the same anymore :)
Short clarification: I don’t know Wade personally and he’s no RL pal of mine ;P