They say changing jobs is better than a holiday. Several months ago, I transitioned from my role as a Consultant at Microsoft to a Premier Field Engineer (PFE). What's the difference? Well PFEs are the guys and gals that worry about the Stablise and Deploy phases of MSF and part of the Deliver and all of the Operate phases of MOF. These days, we do a lot of proactive work in the form of workshops and risk assessments of customer environments. To a lesser degree, we also do the black beret stuff. If someone from Microsoft Support needs to visit your site to help fix a serious issue, it'll probably be one of us.
PFEs tend to have a few specialities. Mine is SharePoint with .NET Development on the side.
It's been a long time since I've written a blog entry. I intend for this to be the first of regular updates.