After just posting about both Rich and Payam, I realized that I hadn’t actually explained who they are. The Web Services Strategy team is currently made of me, Richard Turner, and Payam Shodjai, working under Ari Bixhorn. Rich and Payam both used to be on the Indigo product group itself, Rich as a Program Manager and Payam as a tester. They both came over to Ari’s team after TechEd. I’m focused on Indigo, Payam’s covering WSE, the WS-* specs, and spreading the web services love worldwide, and Rich is working on clarifying our position and roadmap around SOA, ESBs, and a whole lot of other TLAs. They’re fun guys, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, so it’s great to have them on board.