And I thought he was staying as Chairman of MBS but in order for this to happen he'll be in Redmond full time. I think geography played a key role in his decision.
I first saw Doug in Convergence and was still hosted by Great Plains Software in Fargo. Always soft spoken and poised but very smart & decisive. The venue was smaller then and he'll always joke with customers.
But we're in good hands with Satya's vision of bringing the products to the next level and he's talked before about how role-based productivity, collaboration and business intelligence will drive the growth of this business unit.
My 2 cents, the converged product would be 60% Axapta/Navision, 20% Solomon and 20% Great Plains.
You'll be missed Mr. Burgum!!!