"Another high-ranking Microsoft veteran has quit, in a move some
are interpreting as an indication Microsoft is unhappy with how
Windows 2000 has been marketed. Jim Ewel, a 12-year Microsoft
employee who most recently handled product marketing of Windows
2000 Server, is the latest company official to defect."
"Ewel was instrumental in the launches of Windows NT Server 3.5
and 3.51. Ewel also oversaw the team at Microsoft charged with
preparing competitive responses to Microsoft rivals' technologies,
including offerings from Sun Microsystems, Oracle and various Linux
vendors. Microsoft has removed Ewel's biography page from the
corporate Web site."
"Ewel is the latest of a growing number of Microsoft executives
to leave the company. In the past year alone, a number of top
Microsoft officials have resigned, including vice president of
developer marketing Tod Neilsen; chief technology officer Nathan
Myhrvold; former Interactive Media Group chief Pete Higgins; and
Windows Group vice president Paul Maritz."