For the inaugural entry of my new blog, I'd like to introduce myself and let you know what I'll be blogging about here.

My name is Brian Jackson, and I am an Industry Technology Strategist on the Worldwide Financial Services team at Microsoft.  This is a new role for me, and I'm really excited about working with our banking customers to help them make the most of their investment in Microsoft technology.

Some of you may know me from my previous role as "CCF guy."  In my new role, I'll still be talking about CCF when it makes sense for our FSG customers, but my technical scope will be broader, so I'll also cover many other interesting technologies, such as BizTalk, HIS, and our branch infrastructure offerings.  Initially, I'll be very focused on our Channel Renewal suite of offerings, described here.

My CCF responsibilities for non-FSG customers will be cleanly transitioned to other folks here at Microsoft who can continue to work with these customers.

This blog will be focused on Microsoft technology within the financial enterprise.  I'll track new developments in our technology stack, industry news, and try whenever possible to show the connections between the two.  I also have a poorly-maintained personal blog here, so I won't be posting pictures of my dog or any non-professional material here on my MSDN blog.

So.... let's get on with it.