I missed most of the official story due to the timing of my vacation but caught up with a few news outlets to get the rationale. Techworld News reported the following:
Confused? I guess being known as the enterprisey guy for so long has now sealed my fate. Although there was a minor shock as I got this news just a week after finding out that my Adobe MAX AIR Mobile Code Camp (one of the areas of major focus for Adobe) scored an all time high for the AIR track of 4.96/5 with over 70 responses. My Flex Mobile Code camp also scored the same (4.96/5). This makes me a MAX Master for the second year in a row although I somehow doubt I will be there for the next MAX.
Nevertheless, the words I once heard from friend and fellow mountain bike racer Alison Sydor rang in my head. Any time you have been doing something for longer than five years, it is time to re-evaluate and re-think. Perhaps it is time to move on to a new opportunity. I loved working at Adobe and appreciated everything I learned there. The people are great, awesome company and the next generation of tools are things I will be working with. It is too easy though to become complacent if you stagnate for too long a time.
I also want to thank the Evangelism Team publicly for working through a lot of hard challenges and say it was truly amazing. Adobe - thank you and best of luck!!
So what is next? Can't tell you but watch this space for a new announcement on Uberity!