Thursday, October 13, 2005

Welcome - My First Post

This is my first post. I should start off by explaining what I do for a living and why I'm spending time on this blog.

I've spent the better part of 7 years in IT consulting. The last 5 years have been spent working strictly in the Microsoft arena. I have been working on teams helping enterprise customers solve their business problems leveraging Microsoft technology. My experience includes Active Directory migrations and implementations, Exchange upgrades, .Net Application Development Infrastructure rollouts and support, Data Center management, SharePoint Portal 2001 and 2003, CMS, and finally LCS 2005.

I currently work for PointBridge Solutions who happened to win Microsoft Partner of the Year this year for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. I had nothing to do with it, but I can't still gloat. I'm part of a Practice that focuses on anything Information Worker or Collaboration. Though most of the practice focuses on development, I am an infrastructure guy. I do have some PeopleSoft development experience that I leave off the resume.

I play two roles which I believe could provide some interesting information for others to read about. First, I'm a consultant that delivers technical solutions for our customers. With the complex challenges our customers face, I'm bound to run across a technical challenge worth sharing. Secondly, I work in the Engagement Manager capacity on a smaller basis which involves making sure our customers are happy and that we are delivering quality solutions.

My goal is to have this blog be a diary of experiences delivering on Microsoft's Information Worker vision. Entries will range from deep technical to philosophical and yes.... managerial. Enjoy.