The announcement is quickly spreading: Doug Purdy is leaving Microsoft and moving to Facebook to “improve Facebooks relationship with the community, including addressing bugs, improving responsiveness and other points of developer support”
This is just the latest step in the (downhill) Microsoft MDD strategy. First, Oslo (in short, Microsoft main initiative for model-driven development consisting in the M modeling language + the Quadrant modeling environment + a model repository) development team was merged with another Microsoft team .
Then, Oslo itself was renamed SQL Server Modeling , something that the communty interpreted as Oslo being demoted to become an environment for designing and managing SQL Server databases.
Later, Microsoft dropped Quadrant and now, finally, Doug Purdy (one of the key people behind Microsoft MDD strategy) leaves Microsoft.
While this may not be Microsoft´s fault (the reasons behind this departure have not been yet explained), this may be the last (and final, at least for a while) blow to Microsoft´s efforts on MDD.