Over the past month or so, I’ve been asking around about
Allard’s whereabouts. One of my sources who has been a pretty
reliable tipster in the past told me that Allard is on sabbatical
and is unlikely to return to Microsoft. His name is still in the
Global Address Book inside Microsoft, I hear, and his bio page is
still unaltered on the Microsoft Corporate Web site, where he
still is listed as Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology
Officer, Entertainment and Devices Division.
If he leaves Microsoft, I’ll bet he winds up at Google.