What you need to know
- Eddie Leonard has stepped down as Community Manager for the Windows Insiders program.
- The news was announced via a customary "I'm stepping down" Twitter thread.
- At this time, it's unclear if a successor has been named.
The Windows Insiders program just lost its community manager, Eddie Leonard. He announced on Twitter that January 7, 2022, marks his final day in the role. He posted up a tweet thread on Twitter to give thanks to his peers as well as provide a few inspirational thoughts.
Who is next in line to receive the community manager title remains uncertain.
Well, today is my last day as Community Manager on the #WindowsInsiders team. I am full of mixed emotions today. The last 2.5 years working with this team and community have been an incredible experience! I've made so many new connections, and I have learned so much. (1/?)Well, today is my last day as Community Manager on the #WindowsInsiders team. I am full of mixed emotions today. The last 2.5 years working with this team and community have been an incredible experience! I've made so many new connections, and I have learned so much. (1/?)— Eddie Leonard (@DJ_EddieL) January 7, 2022January 7, 2022
In his farewell address on Twitter, Leonard thanked a few of his coworkers as well as the Windows Insiders community as a whole. He noted that he's not leaving Microsoft, but instead transitioning to a different role within the company, which he will provide more details on when he starts his next chapter with Redmond the week of January 10.
In his address, he reminded everyone to keep their head in the game. "Know this: no matter what you do, or how old you are, NEVER STOP LEARNING and GROWING!" he said, injecting an inspirational element into his five-tweet announcement.
Many people thanked him for his work in reply tweets, supplying him with cat and Stormtrooper gifs, among other shows of solidarity and support.
Undoubtedly, the Windows Insiders community will keep itself busy. Given that Microsoft is always testing new features and functionalities to see how Insiders respond, such as what it's doing right now with its latest Windows 11 preview build, it's never a bad time to provide feedback as a program member.
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