I'm really excited for a few reasons:
1st: I get to do Surface development full time.
2nd: I get to develop really cool surface applications with real business value.
3rd: The folks at CSG are top notch and their product and business plan are rock solid.
Sadly, I can't say much more than that right now as CSG is kind of in stealth mode. I'm really looking forward to sharing what I'll be doing with everyone when I can.
In the mean time, thank you to everyone for all your help in finding new employment. It was really fun talking to other companies and I'm honored that this old dog was considered to be of some value by those with whom I interviewed. It was a difficult decision because there are a lot of great companies out there!
On a last note, my heart goes out to other people who have been laid off. It's hard not to see a layoff as an indictment of your own career but don't take it that way. Lots of people of the best caliber are getting pink slips these days.