Dave McLauchlan leaves Microsoft

Dave McLauchlan, known on the Internet as DaveMacMS, has relieved himself of his duties at Microsoft. McLauchlan is the Senior Business Development Manager for Microsoft’s Zune HD — or he will be until Friday, September 9th, McLauchlan’s last day with the company. He tweeted out the news late Tuesday.

McLauchlan has always been an active member of the online Zune community; he was mostly an active user over at the Anything But iPod forums where he posted many facts (then turned news items) and squashed many rumors — the latest of which was putting a rest to the Zune is dead headlines, which didn’t work much thereafter.

McLauchlan will step down this Friday and pursue a startup of his own called Buddy. We wish him the best.