Well, my first team blog entry. I work with Dave, whom you've met, except I cover MN, ND, SD, Iowa and Nebraska. I cover most accounts in those states with the exception of some of our big retail and healthcare accounts.
Ever since the idea of a team blog was floated around I've been thinking about what I'd write. Do I try to impress people and write some great posting on the next greatest technology? Give my two cents on upcoming products such as Origami? Why does anyone want to read what I have to say? Hmmm. Well, so what I came up with is I will blog mostly about two things.
The first is, as I get customer questions that I think others would be interested in hearing the answers, I'll try to take the time to post that here as well. It might be something interesting I come across that I want to tell people about or it might be on something specific like can you use ADFS for active client protocol.
The other, well, here is the deal. It's a fact that I'm different than all of the architects I meet with. Yes, I wear pink and I'm not going to stop. Yes, I hold events and quite often, I'm the only woman. I go to customers and I'm the only woman. Oh wait, every once and a while there is a project manager or an admin who is taking notes in the room to keep me company. Ugh! So, I might occasionally post on how it sucks that if I were male, I'd be in the bar networking over scotch, but since I'm not, I just get face time at lunch. Or I might touch on other aspects on the softer side of architecture like how you need to influence people to get them on board with your architecture. Enough on that for now...
I'll leave you with one final tidbit. We're nearing the launch and RTM of TFS. If you haven't seen it, check it out! It is one of the more exciting technologies we're releasing from a development improvement perspective. I can't wait to see what customers do with customizing it.