I am excited to announce that over the next few weeks I am joining Microsoft New Zealand as a Developer Evangelist. In this new role I will be promoting the adoption of Microsoft platform and tools, with a big emphasis on Windows Azure. Another large part of the role will involve working with start-ups and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) assisting in their journey to adopt and be successful with Microsoft technologies.
This means that my current focus on middleware and integration technologies will be extended to the broader set of technologies covered by the Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) team. It also means that this blog will no longer be maintained. I will though most likely work on Microsoft blogs like the New Zealand ISV blog.
I am also working on finding and training a new leader for the Auckland Connected Systems User Group – contact me if you are interested. It might be merged with a potential new user group, the Auckland Azure User Group. Even though I will not be the leader, I will certainly be active in these user groups and other community events.
So, a bit sad to be leaving behind a few things that I hold dear, including ACSUG, my MVP status, and the awesome team at Datacom, but also looking forward to this challenging and rewarding new role at Microsoft.
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