As of April 8th I will no longer be working for Microsoft in the Communications Sector (formerly CMSU, NSP, NSG…) as the Program Manager for Service Provisioning. I have accepted a position at eQuest Technologies as a Senior Architect. As eQuest is a close partner of Microsoft, I’m sure I’ll continue to work with many of you (Microsoft People and Microsoft Customers) in the future. As always, I will remain an active participant in the MPS Community (http://groups.msn.com/MSProvisioningSystem/ ) and will periodically post on my blog (http://weblogs.asp.net/conrad ). Now that I work for a System Integrator, I guess I’m also for hire! So if there are future projects you’d like me to work on with you (I’m guessing MPS projects will be at the top of that list), I’d be more than happy to assist you in those efforts (I’m planning on doing lots of work with MPS, MIIS, and Whidbey).
So why am I leaving? My wife (Pamela) and I are expecting our second son together in May and we decided to move back to the Maryland/Washington D.C area to be closer to family. I’ve had a great experience working at Microsoft and a great pleasure working with many of you in the past. I met many of you after creating the Web Admin Tool (Can you still believe people download that thing) and then working on the Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS). It’s been quite a ride.