I have my very own Blog at last! Who am I and what do I do? Let me introduce myself…

I am a solutions architect working in the .Net Enterprise Architecture Team at Microsoft here in sunny Redmond. I focus on the architectural issues surrounding smart client applications and as part of my job I get to work with some of Microsoft's enterprise customers and help them architect and develop their smart client applications. I also get to work with the product teams who are building the next generation of Microsoft stuff and help to ensure that it’s ready for the big time. So, I am in the cool position of being able to write code for real world applications and I get to play with all the new stuff too!

So what can you expect from my Blog in the coming weeks and months? Well, expect lots of inane waffle on smart clients - things like how to make them work offline, how to deal with caching data, how to deal with concurrency, how to manage deployment, how to make the UI cool, etc.

And obviously there will be lots of stuff about Lord of the Rings - only 12 days to go, not that I’m counting or anything…