After two years of being the Senior Architect for Planet Technologies (formerly eQuest), I have accepted a position back with Microsoft. My first day on the job is this Monday and I’m very excited to join as a “Partner Technology Specialist” in the “Small, Mid-Market, Solutions, & Partners” team for the Mid-Atlantic district (DC area) (http://www.microsoftmaa.com/). I’ll have a post in the upcoming weeks on the focus of my new job.
After focusing on the hosting space for the past eight years, I’m looking forward to working with partners to sell and deliver Microsoft based solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Working in a more “traditional IT” environment will present a host of new challenges and scenarios for which I hope to provide some great impact.
Delivering the first version of MPS and working from the Microsoft partner side of delivery solutions based on MPS has been a great experience for me, but now it’s time for me to change focus a bit and branch my career out. I hope to still offer some blog posts and forum posts related to Microsoft hosting solutions, MPS, and Community Server, so don’t think I’m just dropping and running. But I do plan on providing more blog posts related to other Microsoft products focused on the Small and Mid-Market enterprise scenarios. As a PTS, I’ll focus mainly on the Server product side, but you know me, I’m all over the place.
Anyhow, stay tuned to for much more blogging activity as a key part of my job is broad communication and helping Microsoft partners to be more nimble and self sustainable.
BTW, the guys at Planet really know there stuff about MPS and all Microsoft Hosting related scenarios, so I'd still recommend them for your HMC and WbH needs.