For those colleagues affected by yesterday’s layoff, my best wishes. Former “blue badgers” may find the Microsoft Alumni Network (MSA) useful:
Retain privileged access to the Microsoft Company Store
Stay connected to colleagues and friends—professionally and socially
Access competitively-priced health insurance & other benefits
Find job postings from companies seeking to hire people with experience like yours
Brier Dudley’s blog post also lists local “Pink Slip Specials" including:
Blue Box Group hosting specials
StartPad.org’s "Pink Slip Special"