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Key executives resign from Microsoft

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Microsoft lost two key employees in recent days, one who has led several MSN efforts and another who was a top developer for the Office unit.

Don Gagne, director of development for Microsoft Office, plans to leave the company in December to pursue a car racing hobby.

The other executive leaving Microsoft is Hadi Partovi, general manager of the MSN portal. Partovi plans to start his own company, but will remain with Microsoft for a few weeks as a replacement is sought, Gellos said.

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