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We bid farewell to our Managing Editor, Sam Sabri

We say goodbye and give thanks to Sam Sabri as he heads off to his next adventure!

The season for change is upon us as we approach 2015 and New Years. Some of it is good, some of it is sad. For the last two years, Sam Sabri has been on my right-hand side, helping the Windows Central site grow into one of the largest Microsoft sites on the planet. He is also a good friend. It is with this sentiment that it saddens me to announce his departure from the Windows Central team.

As it turns out though, this is actually a joyous occasion too. Although we are losing an esteemed member of our staff, Sam had an opportunity that he just could not pass up. We jokingly refer to it as 'getting called to mothership' but in reality, it means he is going to work for Microsoft.

To say that we are proud of Sam is an understatement. We certainly respect his decision and couldn't be happier for him and his future at Microsoft!

Myself (L) and Sam (R) in Abu Dhabi for the last Nokia World, 2013

Sam has been a vital energy on the site, bringing new perspectives to our writing, coming up with ideas and connecting with developers and enthusiasts around the globe. I teasingly referred to him as my social secretary as he helped keep me stay organized at events, often getting me to go and meet with people instead of hiding out in my hotel. Sam always made covering stressful show fun. We shared a common sense of humor and sarcasm that is hard to replace. Sam made up for many of my flaws as an editor, which is why it is tough to say goodbye.

Sam's contributions to the site have been innumerable, including a lot of behind the scene things that often go without public credit. He is certainly one of the most well-known writers on our site, bringing some much-needed personality to a job where the writers are often overlooked as individuals. I first recognized Sam had the chops for this job when my mother – who rarely follows tech or reads the site daily – commented how she liked reading his articles. I then knew he was going to be a vital member of this endeavor to build the best Windows Phone – and now Windows – site around.

Sam and myself at Build, 2014 Image credit: Mark Guim

Windows Central has never lost a writer that will be missed as much as Sam Sabri and we wish him nothing but the best at Microsoft. Thanks, Sam, for all that you have done for us!

Now go get 'em!

Make sure to read Sam Sabri's goodbye and final post here!

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

315 Comments
  • You all are amazing. Thank you for everything!
  • Thanks again, Sam for all the fun and memories. Couldn't have done it without you!
  • :)
  • What a perfect place for you.. you can whip those retail folks into shape. Maybe some electric shocks for each time they put a WP on display at the back of the store :)
  • This!! ^^^
  • Hope so. Everything looks good on paper until you hit a process.
  • Bye Sam.
  • No, Sam, we'll miss you! :(
    But we're counting on you to increase Windows Phone's market share! ;)
  • This! ^^^^
  • As soon as you join in Microsoft please share us windows phone 10 concepts :)
  • Congrats Sam. Continue to be successful.
  • Sam's leaving you alone to deal with me..... Now, the fun starts :-X
  • You are not that much to deal with. Carry on. ;)
  • "Now the fun starts" lol.
    ................
    After seeing these pictures of Sam I realized that I always thought he was much thinner.......
    He should fit in perfectly at MS.. :-):-):-):-)
  • @rodneyej:
    "After seeing these pictures of Sam I realized that I always thought he was much thinner..."
    Same here. That's probably because his profile pic was from his college freshman year. ^.^
    Can wet get a new shout-out from the ladies that marveled his hotness? ;-)
  • Same thought that he appears thinner but he's not... Which is more hot!!! :)
    Goodbye Sam!!
  • Lol! Funny.
  • Haven't you heard? Daniel will be taking Sam's place and I'll be the new Editor-in-Chief. Your nightmare is about to begin with me in charge, Rod. ;D     (Can you imagine if the above actually happened? People would go berserk quicker than a brute in Assassins Creed lol)
  • Yes!!!!❗ ... You would rename it Symbian Central..
  • Well...there's already an Android Central, I don't have much choice XD (Btw, as it's "Windows Central" and not "Windows Phone Central" anymore, there's no real problem. Windows is still my undisputed OS of choice for PC and work tablets. Just not on phone ;P)
  • Buahaha...I was laughing and trying to upvote your comment and i accidentally reported it..! :O the button is right next to it..! :O sorry bro :P
  • Lol❗ He would...:-):-):-):-):-):-)
  • Hahaha good one
  • Lol❗
  • I see, I see......
  • Windows Central without Sam... is like Microsoft without the Kin. lol
  • Lol.... That's wrong...
    ..........
    Sam is cool, though.. Definitely one of my favorites.
  • @cybersaurusrex:
    That was very mean...
    Even for a sarcastic comment.
  • @cybersaurusrex it's more like MS without the Zune. Because Zune (hardware & software) was awesome, regardless of what iPod addicted haters felt about it.
  • Sam Sabri should have a word before leaving...
  • Good luck Sam. We are successful in planting a mole ;)
  • Hahaha! Ya Sam we want all the insiders info from MSFT, as fast as they come! And you are our man!!!!
  • XDDD And now we will take over the world! MUWAHAHAHAHA! *rubs hands together diabolically*
  • Haha, Moley Moley moley
  • I see.... All part of Daniels plan.... Shhhhhhhh.
  • Hahahaha! Exactly! You go Sam!
  • Awesome Sam! Congrats!! We will miss you!
  • What will you be doing at Microsoft? As a former 'softie who misses it incredibly, I can tell you you're in for a fun ride. Lots of great people, great perks and benefits, and just a great place to be. Enjoy!
  • @jcutting:
    They just hired a new "Forgot my prototype-smartphone in a crowded Seattle bar"-guy.
    Oh wait, that was the competition...
  • Hey same what are you gonna do at Microsoft? Besides leak us Lumia news :P
  • Same
  • Whoops just realized that now.... Dunno how that slipped.
  • Sam, Same, all the Sam... I mean same...
  • Wuahahaha! You're funnier than I imagined! Reading all these comments down the page gets me a stomach ache xD
  • You are❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗
  • Really?! Thanks! Will take that as an appreciation ^_^
    BTW, it's already Christmas over here, so jingle bells in advance, there!
  • Congrats Sam.. :) If you don't mind! What's your job title at Microsoft?
  • Lead custodian in janitorial services lol
  • Now I know why you were going to buy that Mercedes! Don't be a stranger once you go away. I wont be able to joke anymore on front page without being told off :(
  • WCentral is now planting moles directly into Microsoft ahah good luck Sam!
  • Congratulations!!!! Hope you have an awesome time at Microsoft
  • WOW Man! We wish you the best of success in your new stage in life!
  • Good luck at MSFT
  • Good luck on your next adventure! Can't wait to see what you do at Microsoft!
  • Xbox an windows phone, all day everyday... see you around man.. don't be a stranger
  • Congrats Sam. Mind telling us what will you be doing at Microsoft?
  • Definitely my favorite writer on Windows Central... OK, maybe the only one I like. You will be missed.
  • Best wishes Sam! WPC/WC and MS are very lucky.
  • Best of luck! Loved your work.
  • Sam thank you for the exceptional work you have done. Continue to do well and help make Microsoft the company we love; the best in the market.
  • Congratulations Sam at moving to Microsoft! I can honestly say that almost any job there would be my dream job. Can you say what you're going to do there?
  • Best of luck, Sam. You will be missed.
  • Congrats, Sam. Do us all proud!
  • My god.... my favorite
    Writer on the site going to miss your presence over here on Windows central wish u all the luck in life and your future endeavors
  • Thanks for working so hard on this site over the years. Take care, and good luck in your new job!
  • Good bye Sam and thanks for the fun times we had with in the comments section, you wil def be missed. Now keep doing what you can do best, being awesome! :)
  • Good luck Sam!
  • My horse and shield are ready. I'll meet you in the field ;D
  • Sam you are such an astute and enthusiastic Microsoft follower which was conspicuously evident in all your writings and you rightly deserve to work for Microsoft. I am very jealous even as I'm happy for you. Congratulations bro.
  • Sam Your The Best!! :D
  • I'll miss you Sam. Your humor is the best and it was always a pleasure to read your articles. Best wishes in your future endeavors. :-)
  • It's a sad day for Windows Central but I know you will do great in your new gig, Sam :)
  • You'll be missed Sam. Good luck in your new endeavors!
  • Hey Sam, thanks for the great reads, you, I am sure have positively affected more people with your writing than is measurable including me personally so best of luck for the future!! Be sure to keep those insider tips coming though from HQ :)
  • Best wishes on your future endeavors. Hopefully we will see you around every once in awhile.
  • Good luck with your job at Microsoft, Sam. You and Daniel are my favorite writers on this site, and while it's sad to see you go, working at MS is something that only comes once in a lifetime. Good luck man. ​
  • Best of luck in your new endeavors, Sam! Then again. Windows Central NEEDS to have someone else take over ICYMI and What to Listen/Watch.
  • Thanks and bye Sam..!! Make a boom at Microsoft too..Hope ye leak some nice info from time to time..!!
  • You were one of my favorite's here on WC. Good luck at Microsoft!
  • We will Miss you Sam .... ^_*
  • Thank you for everything Sam, wish you good luck and lots of success at MS. P.S. Now be our voice to Microsoft, Let's take Windows Phone up to where it belongs ... To The TOP! :)
  • Goodbye and good luck!! :'( :)
  • Thanks Sam, for all the fun on our group chat, and everything else at Windows Central! But I still hate you for getting me addicted to Fail Army on YouTube.
  • Goodbye and good luck! I enjoyed your articles here on wpcentral.
  • Sam, welcome to the team!  Can't wait to have you join us in Redmond as part of the ExpertZone crew!
  • It's Ben!
  • Sam in ExpertZone crew! That sounds uber cool!! Hope you will be able blog still and wcentral can say source Sam's msdn blog or something :)
  • I'm sad you stole him away from us Ben! But nonetheless we are proud of him and I'm sure he'll be a great asset to your team!
  • You take care of him over there!
  • #SmokedByBen
  • Hey Ben, I so miss your "I got smoked by Windows Phone" videos. :) Take good care of our beloved Sam there and tell those leading people at MS that Windows Phone needs to go HIGH, all the way to the TOP! :)
  • Ben take care of Sam cause if you don't it's payback.
  • Congratulations, Sam wish you the best at Microsoft!!
  • Congrats Sam :)
  • Thanks Sam for the enthusiasm you helped bring too this site. What will you be doing at Microsoft???
  • All the best Sam, you'll be missed over here!!
  • Sad, but great news --- anywhere but the "mothership" would be unacceptable, LOL. Congrats Sam, hope to hear from you from time to time!
  • Bye, Sam..... Sorry for all my off topic post, arguing with other members, not fully reading article's, asking stupid questions, sending late news tips, giving bad advice.....
  • Congrats Sam, really enjoyed your articles and comments over here. Good luck on your new adventure and please help steer the mother ship in the right direction and maybe at a higher speed.
  • Personally, I liked your first comment better.... Lol!
  • Not sure why the app changed it. You still need to shut up Rodney this ain't about you! Somebody get NIST here to take care of this
  • Lol!!! Screw NIST❕
  • Mr. Acronym is crying cause he can't Pin the Windows Central App to the start screen..!! So..Rods free to say anything till next year..!!
  • He can still write from there no..?? An article in a week or two..?? Working at Microsoft would give him an opportunity to share more info with us..!!
  • Lol❗❗ You guys act as though he's allowed to share whatever he finds out.. He'll get fired! .... Heck, im surprised tha........ Wait a minute! This is all a setup between MS, and WC... MS wants info to leak to create hype....
    ............
    Genius❗❗❗ Controlled leaks.... Huuuuummmm.
  • Don't ye get it..?? Microsofties coming over..Sam a person who knows about customer needs and wants about WP and other things learnt in his career in Windows Central....This is trading..!! And what eva is posted on WC is 90% accurate..Thus believable by everyone..!! The best place to leak info and get consumer feedback..!!
  • True!.. That's kinda what I'm saying!
  • Who says Microsoft folks are stupid..?? Well played by em..!!
    ----------
    Ain't this your sleepin time Rodney..?? It's 23rd there no..??
  • I'm saying I agree with you❕❕❕ lol!...... Will you stop it.. Lol!
  • Though I said that first and the idea was altogether mine but still as you are a great friend..I'll share the credits with you too..!!
    --------------
    Merry Christmas Bro..!! Have load of fun and enjoy..!! May Santa give you a Microsoft Lumia 1030..!!
  • Actually, can I get a 1530???..... Lol!
  • See there was just one 1030 and just one 1530..I thought you would need a better camera for Christmas so I had the 1030 sent for you..!! Both have Snapdragon 810 and 4 GB of RAM and rest everything is same..The 1030 is big on lenses and the 1530 on size..So..We will trade em later if ye like..!!
  • Who are you and why are you talking like a famous person?
    Have I missed something?
  • ❔❔❔❔ Whose th⬆s guy, Aman❓
  • Intruder..!! May Day May Day..!! Weapons Free Comrade..!!
  • @Tareq Mehyar Don't ye know Rodneyej..?? He's gonna replace Sam as the Managing Editor of Windows Central..!! So don't irritate him..Ever..!!
  • This is good advice❗❗❗❗
  • Rod Sir I didn't do anything don't ban me from WC..It was this guy Tareq Mehyar..No Weekly Photo Contests for him and no ICYMIs for him..!!
  • Congrats...
  • Do I detect a passionate bromance?
  • Always and forever.
  • Lol! Good luck Sam! I enjoyed reading your articles.
  • If you didn't then your detector would be broken!
  • yeah, sam & dan actually look good together. like a couple. i am so gonna ship that lovetrain!
  • Wow good luck in this new chapter!! Hope to still se you around in the forums though!!
  • Happy for two best friends...hahaha. You guys are cool.
  • Good luck man.
  • Not been on Windows Central for long but have enjoyed reading your articles...all the best Sam!
  • Thanks for the helpful articles & posts. Hope you don't disappear from the community.
  • Aww, I'm going to miss you, Sam! Definitely always enjoy your articles. Best of luck to you in your new opportunity! :)
  • Does it have to be "goodbye?" Surely, "Guest Editor Sam Sabri" has a nice ring to it, no?
  • Good luck Sam, thank you for everything you did for WPC :-) Dan, your article is a great way to say goodbye, sure Sam won't let you down once a Microsoftie anyway ^_^ Out of topic: what desert is that?
  • Whichever the one outside Abu Dhabi is
  • You lucky man! I remember the days we used to talk and stuff. Fun to see you move on to higher heights!
  • Has anyone said Sabri is love, Sabri is life?
  • You just did
  • Can make out a 1020 in your pocket in the first picture..!!
  • Hahaha, I did too!!
  • This is very sad! Wish you well, Mr. Sabri
  • Fantastic news, Sam! I've enjoyed reading your articles on Windows Central, and I wish you all the best for the future. Have a blast on the Mothership.
  • "Have a blast on the mothership" No don't blast the mothership!!
  • Lol
  • How awesome! Stop by and say hi every once and awhile! We'll all be in the same place! You know where to find us! ;)
  • I always see writers leaving from other sites, it was only this time that I felt compelled to write something. Sam, your articles always had that cool Sam vibe. Sometimes I would start reading the articles, catch an obscure reference and had to scroll back up to see if was you or not. I'm glad your heading to Microsoft, good luck with your next endeavor and hope to see you in the forums or comments section!!!
  • We are not saying Goodbye to Sam he is going to Microsoft lol more like I will be in the next Mansion. All I can say is Good luck Sam all the best.
  • Congrats Sam!
  • Good luck!
  • Thanks Sam! Good luck in your future endeavors.
  • You were my favourite writer good luck though gonna miss you could eventually leak some news to wp central eh
  • Good luck Sam
  • Congratulations to Sam! Gonna miss you!
  • Congrats Sam. That is a long ways from Hangar 24.
  • I know. Family is still here. So I'll visit often!
  • I'll never forget our first meeting, Sam! Seriously, how many people in life do you meet for the first time in somewhere as amazing as Abu Dhabi?! Kick all of the ass up at Microsoft, and I'll do my best to keep the awesome train rolling round here. You've set a high bar, though, but I like a challenge! :)
  • You're going to do great Richard! Good luck.
  • You'll have the chance to prove that you are worthy of taking over Sam's position soon enough. ;)
  • I have a British accent, that's a start, right?!
  • At the very least it gives you bonus points!
  • Good luck Richard, you have a high benchmark to surpass. I'm sure you can do it too. WPC is Great! :D
  • It's WC now..!!
  • Thanks for bringing great articles to Windows Central Sam. I wish you the best of luck at Microsoft and your new and future endeavors.
  • Good luck Sam, thanks for being such a brilliant writer over the past couple of years. Send us some surface 4/ Lumia 1030 leaks would you?! Adios...
  • Good luck, Sam! Thanks for everything.
  • Best wishes to Sam and to all the Windows Central crew. Though you don't know me, you have become friends who enjoy the same hobbies together. I can always recognize Dan and Sam by your writing styles (akin to your voices) even before scrolling back up to see who was the author of an article. Merry Christmas. كل سنة وانتم طيبين.
  • Dammit Sam is leaving us?  Who is going to keep an eye on Daniel now?  jk. Does that mean you won't be able to kick it with us anymore?  Well, since you are heading off to work for big M, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.  Thanks for the product reviews and points of view.  You will be missed. BTW, since you are going to work at Microsoft, can I have you old Microsoft Band? :) Good luck Sam. 
  • Good luck Sam! I enjoyed your humour and friendly style of writing. I always expected a great quality once I saw your name.
  • Thank you Sam just don't forget about us ok and wish you the best in your new adventure sincerely Giovanni
  • Good luck Sam, your articles were great. #team Microsoft.
  • RIP
  • Wha?
  • Congrats Sam, good luck!
  • Awesome. Congratulations, Sam! :)
  • Well this is met with a degree of sadness, and it is fantastic! You will be sorely missed for a brilliant opportunity! Good luck, and Godspeed!
  • Sam is pulling an Elop. Soon Microsoft will own Windows Central and Sam will be named head of operations. Your days after numbered Dan, you better be nice!!!
  • That is funny but please this not a good idea time to hit at Dan as you can he is very emotional right now.
  • Lol NIST You imagination..!!
  • LOL at the creativity but it is actually the other way round ;) Take Windows Central to be MS.. Stephen Elop went from MS to Nokia, and here Sam is going from WCentral to MS, this WCentral will buy Microsoft and Sam will be in charge! ;)
  • thank you, Sam! Success :D
  • W
  • OMG HE'S WORKING FOR MICROSOFT! WOW!
  • Welcome to the show, Sam
  • Congrats on the new gig Sam.
  • Happysad. Congrats!
  • Congrats Sam! That's great!
  • Wish you all the best
  • Congratulations Sam. Thanks for all the contributions you have made to windows central. All the best on your new career. Merry Christmas to you when it comes around.
  • Thanks Sam, you are the shit!
  • Congratulations Sam! Have fun at Microsoft!
  • Good luck may be MS will pay more attention to windows phone once you are there
  • Sam, congrats! I think it was you that I tried to invite to the Xbox preview program even though you had been on probably since day one, my gt is pitbullover326, but I also loved reading your articles. Going to moss you, but congrats on the new opportunity! Working with such an amazing and global company will only make you more knowledgeable than you already are! Hope everything works out and please send us some insider tips ;)
  • Congrats Sam, best of luck on your new endeavor.
  • Congrats! And good luck in your new position!!
  • Oh man, I have been on this site for some time now, its kinda sad to see Sam leave. Anyways, save the tears and let the beers and drinks pass around. Congrats bro! Wish you nothing but the best!
  • U were cool, Sam. Thanks for everything and stay in touch! Plus, since you're gonna work for Microsoft, this means you can give us all the behind the scenes news!!! Just tell Daniel!! Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Best of luck from our team, Sam! You'll be missed around here but you will move mountains over in Redmond! Enjoy life and keep running! ;) 
  • Good luck Sam and congratulations on your new job Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Goodbye Sam, I truly enjoyed reading your articles. Congrats on the job, I don't know your position but if you have any say on upcoming devices please suggest that the new flagship have expandable storage. ;)
  • Now, where are the Brits with there John Cleese humor? 'Good riddens, never liked the bastard anyway'. O well, thanks Sam. Congrats.....
  • yeah..what they ^ all said.
  • Thanks Sam, enjoy yourself at the mother ship
  • Merry Christmas and a happy new year at MSFT Sam!!!
  • You're the man, Sam! Make us proud on the mother ship!
  • Good luck man.  Like Dan said, you made this site a better place, it won't be the same without you, but glad you are moving on to bigger and better things.  And hopefully helping to make the MS ecosystem better for all of us. Enjoy!
  • Good luck with the future Sam, will miss your stories around here.
  • Good luck Sam, we'll miss you!
  • So long Sam. All the best. Thanks for your time here at Windows Central.
  • Good luck for your new adventure Sam!
  • All the best in new position. I enjoyed your weekly features and articles; in particularly I enjoyed your Xbox Friday articles.
  • Wow sorry to see him go. Definitely will be missed
  • Congratulations Sam! Thank you for your support of the Windows platforms and the WC community.
  • Thanks Sam and all the best to you in your new job
  • Goodbye Sam! I look forward to hearing, somehow, of your influence and success at Microsoft. I'm sure we'll all benefit as Microsoft and tech customers.
  • Congrats
  • No Sam stay Dean need you! (sad joking:-c). Best wishes to you sir!
  • Good luck my friend I work as a tech at Microsoft retail its a great company
  • Congrats!
  • Congrats Sam. Hope you have a fun ride on the mothership.
  • Good luck on your new adventure Sam!!!
  • Sam your best writer man! Go get em in the mothership. Keep us, the Microsoft fans points to be prouder owner of windows phones in comparison to the Other phones. Have a great holiday and good luck In the future! Oh and Yeah! I hope you read this, I just watched this senti famous Indian Movie called "Kal Ho Na Ho" means don't now if you would be here tomorrow. The second I got off watching it, I saw this article on my live tiles. What a coincidence. Well its not that you're dying or anything, but I hope WPC does not die in your absence. We hope it grows and evolves. Cheers!
  • Our loss, the mothership's huge gain.
  • Good Luck Bro. All the best for 2015 and beyond and may God continue to bless you.
  • Wow then we have a lot of leak news from Microsoft)))) "Joke" Sam wish u good luck and Congratz with your new Job!!!
  • Good luck Sam Sabri. Good piece, Mr. Rubino. Be sure to stop by the Microsoft Garage team and bug them about the live lock screen. Take care buddy
  • Best of luck!
  • This is the first and last site I come to every day to look for Windows Phone news.
  • He will be a big miss to the Windows Central team. Someone is going to have to step it up to fill in his shoes
  • Congratulations Sam!
  • Best of luck in your new adventure, Sam. I enjoyed reading your articles and appreciate all the tips and tricks that you shared with us all.
  • Right on, congrats Sam! Wish you all the best at MS!
  • Seems...sadder..
  • Thanks Sam for the enjoyable and informative articles. All the best as you venture into the next chapter in your life. May you have great success at Microsoft! Make us proud by becoming the next Satya over there :)
  • Best of luck Sam.
    We'll miss you but we're happy at the path you chose. All the best. (Don't forget us!)
  • Thanks Sam and good luck!!
  • WOW gr8 :) and congrats to your new adventure :)
  • Though i don't comment on articles a whole lot, it was always good seeing Sam engage in chitchat with us common folk. :) Good luck on your next adventure!
  • Wish you good luck but I really hope you'll come back here from time to time and tell us the latest and greatest inside the Microsoft :D Do your best in everything you do ;)
  • Thanks Sam!! Best of luck at Microsoft!!
  • Mwahaha, the plan to get insider info is working...I mean... Good luck and best wishes!
  • I'm in my feelings right now.
  • Thx sam...
  • Good luck
  • Sam sabry converted to necromonger
  • Good luck Sam!
  • Congratulations, Sam! We wish you all the best at Microsoft. Your contributions here will most certainly be missed, but we'll be content knowing you'll be in a position to make a different type of contribution now. Thank you for all you have done here, and for all you will do at Microsoft.
  • Congratulations Sam
  • Fare thee well, good sir. Best of luck with the new gig. I'm sure we'll still see you around the place. Old habits die hard.
  • I'm a bit sad about this but at least it is for the mothership.
  • Great well-deserved opportunity. Congratulations Sam! You'll love the Pacific NW (but not the traffic). Bring your GoreTex (but not your umbrella)
  • "Seems Sad-er " lol! Just kidding. All the best!!
  • Congrats Sam... Best wishes for ur new job in Microsoft....
  • You are a great person Sam, and we will miss you a lot!
  • Lost for words, gonna miss ya Sam, but I guess Dan is gonna miss ya more. You've achieved great things, congrats. You will achieve many more, good luck. Dan, u will still do great with the site. Ur much more capable then you were before you met Sam
  • Good luck sam. Congrats.
  • Good luck with the future Sam hope it is a bright one!
  • Bye Sam
  • Congratz sam!
  • Great news! Congrats!
  • Wow, not the news I expected to read today but, I hope Sam a successful career with the (Mothership), lol!
  • Congrats Sam! 
  • All the best again!
  • All the best again
  • Congrats Sam...all th best....
  • We'll miss you a lot, Sam Sabri! All the very best!!
  • Awe. Hopefully your replaced by someone equally passionate about our ecosystem. Thanks and enjoy your career.
  • Geez, I can't believe I've been reading this site for that long! I remember when Sam was the new guy...
  • Congratulations and good luck for your future. ^_~
  • We lose one more soldier.
  • Sad to see you go but congratulations to you Sam. I remembered when you first came on when I was still with Windows Phone using my 920 still. Even now looking from the outside in, I still follow this site very closely. Good luck at Microsoft. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • The 1020 in the pocket
  • Bye
  • please ask them to do more work on their FB app. And maybe a OFFICIAL YOUTUBE APP. thanks Sam!
  • Farewell Sam... We all miss you and your articles
  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) good bye Sam
  • Congrats, Sam. Best of luck at Microsoft.
  • we miss you. Sam.
  • Best of luck at Microsoft Sam. We all miss you. You and Daniel and your sarcasm made this site.
  • Goodbye Sam. Thanks for your love and support. Good Luck for your awesome bright future.
  • Always enjoyed your articles Sam! Wish you all the success at MSFT
  • Good luck with everything Sam Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Congrats pal
  • Sorry to see Sam go!!! He was one of the most admired editor of WPC!! Have a great life ahead Sam bro!!
  • sad to see to you, but i'm glad you've achieved what you wanted :) wish you success & happiness on your next journey sam :)
  • Bye Sam
  • Congrats Sam....so does this mean we'r gonna miss those weekly photo competitions that did bring many clicks from around the world together....
  • That's great, now we have a spy at Microsoft who will give us the back stage scoops! Sam you're the best! :P Have fun @Microsoft Sam and thanks for your great articles!
     
  • Thanks for everything you did and you will do ;)
  • All the best Sam ... Wish you all the best
  • Congrats Sam!  Wish you the best @ Microsoft!  Is that the 1020 in you front pocket? lol :D
  • Wow! So many comments on a single article. It's a new record. Sam is creating a hype about himself.:)
  • After a month or so, Sam will comment on WC "Somebody help me! I'm turning into one of them!I can't escape from the mothership! My sense of humour is dropping by the minute!" =D
  • I for see great things for Windows Phone now that Sam is going to be part of the action! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • What he be doing?
  • Congrats Sam. See you on Untappd! That is awesome...going to work at Microsoft. Wow! Your articles rocked. You should definitely plan a guest piece when some really big news drops.
  • Sad to see Sam go, but excited for him!
  • I will miss you Sam. Loved your articles! Congrats to your next job! ;)
  • Sam, you know of all the problems that millions of us have had 'first hand'.. so make sure you rankle the mothership and get them to do what it takes, mate for the love of WP /W10. Adieos !
  • Where's the farewell party.....
  • Thank you for great things that you've in part us for the WINDOWS AND WINDOWS PHONE community. I hope you could bring more exciting and cool things at Microsoft. We are you expecting you....... KUDOS MICROSOFT AND SAM SABRI!!!!!!!!! :)
  • Thanks ​ Sam and good luck. You are now the new Microsoft Sam!
  • Good luck for Sam.
  • I'm going to miss your articles :'(
  • Keep fitting in Windows Central like in comments, even though you don't fill up articles! Wishing you the best, you are my best writer in WC, even you surpasses Dani ;)
  • To  Infinity and beyond! Hope to see You as CEO of MS. Good Luck!
  • i see L1020
  • This is AWESOME!
  • All the best Sam!!! You certainly will be missed...
  • Good luck with your new jobb at Microsoft, your texts was always intresting and very well written.
  • Thank you Sam, I've enjoyed your writing here.
  • We'll miss you Sam. Good luck at Microsoft!
  • Daniel, I think you might have done something like this in the past, but with Sam leaving this might be the perfect time for you to reintroduce us to the rest of the staff.  Not that I discount any of the other writers, but I always put more weight behind a story or article that you or Sam write.  Being more familer with the staff would make it feel more personal when reading a post and that would be nothing but a good thing. Sam will be missed but as long as you keep up the good work and don't follow him to Microsoft, all will be good .
  • Wow! Microsoft!! Can someone say "benefits"? Lol...
  • Daniel; You know what that also mean? I know, I know.. You just plantted yourself a positive and nice mole for msft inside scoops. Question for you, do you now have a leg up on Mary Jo or you are now neck to neck? Farewell Sam, wishing the best, please share with assion with msft what than fans want based on your vast community with us.
  • Nice.. good for you sam.. i wonder what will be your job at microsoft :-)
  • He's at expertzone. It's a portal for retail workers to learn about MS products and services to be able to properly promote them at work.
  • I was so excited to see the article about Sam at expertzone. Best of luck and I hope to see stuff from you there!