Goodbye California, Hello Shanghai

I’m not quite sure how to start this post, so I’ll start with the punch line and work back from them: I’ve taken a job with MSN in Shanghai and I am moving to China at the end of this year! This probably isn’t news to a lot of my readers, but, yep, I’m moving. I’m leaving San Francisco and the Mountain View Hotmail team to go work in China. I’ll still be working on Hotmail but in a different role, helping to build up the growing team that we have there already. We’re doing lots of really interesting things in Shanghai and I’m excited to be able to take part in it. I wanted to work overseas for a few years and being able to do it in our own team and with Microsoft made a lot of sense for me. It’s going to be a huge change to my life, lifesytle and career, but one I’m looking forward and that I’m excited about.