In the past week, the count of high-profile Microsoft veterans who are either leaving the Redmond software coop (or being pushed involuntarily) has been mounting.
The latest addition to the departure list is Ted Hase, one of the four original Xbox team members and co-creator of the Microsoft Media Center PC concept.
Hases last day at Microsoft was June 16, Hase told Microsoft Watch.
The San Jose Mercury News reported news of Hases departure last week.
Hase declined to say what he plans to do next or exactly why he decided to quit. He shared some thoughts via a canned Q&A document with which he provided Microsoft Watch:
"After 16 exciting, interesting years in one place challenging conventional thinking, introducing fresh approaches, creating new businesses opportunities, and managing, leading and being influenced by some of the brightest minds in the industry Ive decided that its time for a change," Hase said.