Steve Riley was let go as part of Microsoft's restructuring...this was round two of layoffs at Microsoft.
Steve Riley was one of Microsoft's best known speakers. His concentration was security related issues. I know times are tough for all companies but I was really surprised by this news.
Security is a huge concern in most corporations and Steve was a great speaker at most major events and brought a lot to the community.
I'm sure he will do well with whatever he does next but this is a head scratcher for sure.
If you read the comments to his blog entry you will see that he will definitely be missed.
Good Luck Steve!!