Well this is just my announcement to the world.
I’m now working for Microsoft as a consultant in the field.
I started Oct. 15th 2007 and man my head is still whirling. There is so much to learn and so many resources. It’s simply amazing the resources Microsoft places in the hands of its employee’s. It just shows how valuable their employees are to Microsoft.
In my previous experience, I might have had a single video and maybe an employee handbook; with Microsoft it’s more like 4 weeks’ worth of online training, plus 3 weeks at MSU (Microsoft University).
While other company’s give you a laptop, a cube and walk away, not Microsoft. Granted I did have to install all the tools I believed I needed, I was told where everything was and given a roadmap.
Granted I’ve only been here for a couple weeks, I’m just so excited; I’ve never felt as valued for what I bring to a company before. Within 1 week I was already working on my first project, which I’m leading and could be a pretty major project.
If you ever thought about working for Microsoft, I encourage you to give it a go. If you thought MS is some bloated company that can’t move fast, you would be so surprised. The amount of resources that Microsoft employs to better service its customers and research and development is just unbelievable.
Also as a previous Microsoft MVP I have always been a big supporter of Microsoft and it’s products. While I’m now at Microsoft I plan to continue my activities in the .NET community here in the South East. I will be at the SQL Saturday in Orlando coming up this November 10th (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/). I encourage all to attend. While I’m no longer an MVP, I look forward to a very active FY08 in the community.
I’m hoping to use some of my new found resources to help the community in ways I couldn’t before. I’ve been thinking of some interesting topics for FY08; please provide your vote on any of them.
· LinkQ, how does it affect DAL/BL development and how can you employ it to the max!
· LOB (Line of Business) WPF, bringing 3.5 together
· InfoPath, SharePoint Workflow and Moss, bringing you solutions faster
These might not all be ready by the start of FY08, I have three weeks of solitude in Redmond coming up and I plan on using every bit of it (after classes and other) to get a good start on these subjects.
Please post a message of support for any of these subjects, or if you think I’m wasting my time on any of these subjects or have a subject you been dying to get covered, then let me know.
Till I see you all again, have a great one. I will of course keep you all up to date in my journey in Microsoft.