Left in 2009MicrosoftDean Lester said he made the decision at the time because he was tired of the company's culture and seemingly booming products and services.
In 2016, Lester received a mail from his former colleague at Microsoft and was told that the company will present a brand new and revitalized cultural environment. But Lester was not sure if he should go back because he was working for Qualcomm at that time and was not bad at work. However, he eventually returned to Microsoft in 2017, persuaded by his colleagues, and now he is a Microsoft Project Collaboration supervisor responsible for managing teams that mix reality and HoloLens technology. It is reported that when leaving Microsoft in 2009, Lester has been working for Microsoft for 13 years.
It appears that Nadra's "One Microsoft" vision is slowly taking shape and the Redmond Corp. is working hard to continue working more closely with rivals such as Apple and Google.