Frederic Dubut, the PM Lead for the Microsoft Bing Core Ranking team, has actually announced that after 13 years with Microsoft and over 8 years with the Bing group, he is leaving the business. He stated “previously this month, I closed the chapter on 13+ years at Microsoft.”He shared his e-mail to his team on LinkedIn, here is a snippet of it: I signed up with Microsoft when I was 23, right after grad school (technically even throughout– my MSc thesis was also my Microsoft internship). Stating that Microsoft and Bing have actually had a profound result on my life can just be an understatement. It would be impossible to explain the whirlwind of emotions as I compose these words, and even scratch the surface area of all the memories in just one email … so I will (mainly) not try. However this farewell bye-bye would not be complete without some thanks.Thank you Janine for taking such a huge bet, bringing this random French man, with hardly 2 years of work experience, all the method from Europe, to manage the Bing spider & #x 1f632;. Whatever good thats occurred to me in the last years has actually stemmed from it. I am forever grateful, and I have been trying to pay it forward as much as I could since then.Here is his words to the SEO community, with a little ranking joke … I actually delighted in raising the cover on how search works, and I hope folks gained some appreciation of what enters into developing a web-scale search engine. And no, although Im leaving @Bing, Im not going to expose the …— Frédéric Dubut (@CoperniX) October 18, 2021 I had the honor of interviewing Frederic Dubut on my vlog, it was an outstanding conversation: We also covered when Frederic Dubut got married to his amazing partner, no, I was not invited. Congrats Frederic – I make sure whatever is next will be a fantastic journey!Forum conversation at Twitter.