Who knew my month of using Microsoft products would bring a bit of a mystery with it? But that seems to be the case as just now Microsoft announced it had fired two members of the Bing marketing team “for violation of company policies related to mismanagement of company assets and vendor procurement.” As Business Insider points out, these dismissals come on the heels of another strange departure from the Bing team. A few weeks ago a Bing marketing person left for YouTube, and a Borg spokesman made a point of telling reporters that Microsoft had parted ways with her for reasons that had nothing to do with YouTube.

Are the two events related? What on earth is going on over there? If anyone has any info, send it along.

Also, FWIW, I’m back at work after a week on vacation. Using the Lenovo W520 laptop, hooked to a big monitor. Spending the day on IE and Bing, but still relying on Google Docs and Google Calendar more than I’d hoped to. Finding it hard to wean myself off them, but that will be the goal for this week. No great epiphanies to report. Everything is working fine. Over and out.