After 8 years in Visual Studio engineering helping .NET developers build awesome software and learn from each other, I’ve decided to take a new role at Microsoft as Product Marketing Manager for .NET. I feel like this will be a huge challenge for me as a long time developer but a great opportunity to grow my career.
Yes, even Beth Massi gets a vacation. This year I have the pleasure of attending Nick Landry’s (Mobile MVP) wedding in Jamaica. It’s my first time in the Caribbean. This is what I call community baby! 😉
I’m actually writing this before I leave and queuing it up to publish later.
The MVP summit was last week — my first summit where I wasn’t an MVP but instead an employee — and what an enjoyable experience it was! It was awesome seeing MVPs from all over the world. Microsoft really throws a great summit,
Today is my one year anniversary here at Microsoft. I can’t believe how time flies – it must be because I’ve had so much fun creating content and engaging with online community this past year. The VB Dev Center has come a long way in that time and I’m excited to be part of a team that really values online community.
Today is my father’s birthday and I couldn’t be with him today because I’m up in Redmond. He told me this morning that he was going to go golfing with his friend Ron. My pop’s been into golf ever since he retired last year.
Okay I admit it. I like Vista. I didn’t want to like it, really. I’m a VB developer, not a gamer, not a heavy office user, I know the difference between an .exe and a .dll, I keep my own dang files organized —
Well its only my second week here at Micorsoft and I’m still “drinking from the firehose” as they say, but I wanted to thank Kerby over at MSDN for implementing some simple ideas I had for the VB Community page.
I posted an official “I’ve Moved to MSDN” post to my old DotNetFox blog. There’s a lot of good content still over there, but since I’m now writing VB content for MSDN it makes more sense to post here from now on.
That’s right folks, I joined Microsoft on Monday! (Right after the MVP summit, of course.) I’m very excited about my new position writing content for the Visual Basic Developer Center and promoting the Visual Basic language in the community. I’m still getting all set up over here but stay tuned!!!…