What you need to know

  • Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook.
  • Aul is joining Facebook as a Vice President.
  • Aul's successor stated that Aul is joining the Oculus team.

Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul, who among readers here may be most famous for pressing the red button to release Windows Insider builds until 2016, has a twenty-seven year legacy at Microsoft. His most recent role at Microsoft was Corporate Vice President of the Windows Engineering System team.

According to Aul's LinkedIn profile and his Twitter bio, he is listed as a Vice President at Facebook. His successor, Dona Sarkar, congratulated Aul on Twitter and stated that he's joining Oculus, a company owned by Facebook.

Details are scarce regarding his specific role at Oculus and Facebook, but his tenure at Microsoft is impressive and spans almost thirty years. In his time at Microsoft, the world of computing was revolutionized multiple times. We'll likely hear more from Aul in the future as he works on the next wave of technology.

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