I wrote about Dick Hardt last April and later updated when his company, Sxip, closed down.
Well, the great news for Microsoft is that Hardt will be moving to Seattle (after 27 years in Vancouver, BC!) and start working for Microsoft on Identity 2.0 related subjects. Hardt, a self-professed Mac lover, will hopefully join Qi Lu in helping to change the way Microsoft is still perceived in the Valley. His personal blog, Blame Canada, makes a fun read about his career change.