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Windows 10 Beta Tester: My Experience

The DNA of Microsoft is changing and it is happening for all the world to see. I have been in IT for over 12 years and it has brought me full circle from my days of playing with Windows 3.1 to working for the company that created it. I now am living my dream and working for Microsoft, the company …

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5 Bullet Friday

It is often the smallest prompts that inspire you to add something to your blog.  I often listen to Tim Ferriss’ (Blog | Twitter) podcast and one of the things that he does regularly is post a 5 items that he finds interesting that he comes across during the week.  I thought it was a great idea and as they …

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Book Review: The Monuments Men

Reading is an important tool for personal development. In the age of smartphones, TV, and came consoles; the importance of this fundamental tool has been lost. The other part of reading that I find important is to include variety in what you read. That means authors, subjects, and even formats. By branching out into a new area, seeing a new …

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Microsoft’s Rapid Development and You

I think it is important to caveat this post with the fact that I am not, nor will I ever claim to be, a developer. I am not an authority on Application Development or the models employed to develop them. What I am is an observer of the shift from a long term development lifecycle to an agile rapid deployment …

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My Social Media Workflow

Part of my role with Microsoft is to evangelize the Azure platform to our partners. Officially this means that I create content and share it through the US Partner Azure Blog, participate in our Yammer group, help generate content for our monthly newsletter, and host a monthly community call. While this role is new for me, my desire curate content …

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What I’m Reading | The Big Switch

With my new role at Microsoft, I spend a large portion of my day working with our partners in their journey to the cloud. Even as I write it, I understand the ambiguity in that statement. In reality, it is not a journey but a shift in mindset to understand that the ‘cloud’ is simply an extension of the services …

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Post Roundup

I have not been as active on here as I would like because I have been posting for Microsoft on the US Partner Blog.  I did want to create a roundup and link to the posts that I have published there to date for those that are interested.  The entire US Partner Team Blog can be found here. Azure Backup …

Blog With a New Name and a Man with a New Job

As some of you might have see/noticed/heard already, I have take a position with Microsoft.  I have joined Microsoft as a National Partner Technology Strategist focusing on Azure.  What does all of this really mean?  I will be helping Microsoft partners add or augment Azure solutions into their existing offerings. While I could go into detail about how this is …

Departing Geocent

Today is bittersweet, it is my last day working with Geocent.  For over past two years, I have donned many hats and had an opportunity to work on some great projects with some fantastic people.  I have led teams, developed and hopefully improved processes, and left the company better than when I came into it.  Geocent provided me with the opportunity to …