"... as a part of Microsoft’s second round of restructuring, my position was eliminated yesterday and my employment with Microsoft has ended."
Steve was scheduled to provide several sessions at this year's Teched, most of them I scheduled myself to attend. I can't say how many sessions he had since Microsoft has already removed his name as a speaker from the TechEd session schedule.
Steve’s career at Microsoft began in 1998 in the telecommunications practice of Microsoft Consulting Services. When he left he was a senior security strategist in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group. He promises that he's not disappearing and will remain in the security industry.
Good luck, Steve! We'll miss you at this year's TechEd.