I left MS on 3-5 and my options expire in 28 minutes. what a waste. They closest they are to cash is about 4 dollars a share negative.
Now I guess this is sour grapes talking, but it seems to me that if they grant you the options they should be yours. I hate the thought of that which I took in good faith as a form of compensation is now worthless.
But then MS is just a company and i should not be so surprised to get screwed.
I am adding a page to my website summing up my experiences working at Microsoft for posterity.