Over the past several months I have come to realize that I needed to change the way I blog. The primary issue is that everything that comes from this blog is often interpreted as coming from Microsoft itself. This has created a number of challenges and problems recently.
Back in January, I created a new blog called "Photographing the Earth. One millimeter at a time..." that covers my interests in photography. I often felt with this blog that I had two audiences - those interested in photography and those interested in Office Communications Server and Speech Server. The two audiences cared little for the others' posts. This new blog has been very active and I have posted there every day.
This leaves me now with the issue of what to do with this blog. For the most part, I would like to keep it on topic with OCS material, but most of that material I cannot blog about right now. When we do release something public, you can expect to find more information here, but in the meantime I don't expect to have the time to write much more that is OCS specific.
Currently in my spare time I have been learning more of the technical aspects of photography. This is beyond reading photography books and more towards understanding "what is light?" and learning the algorithms behind image processing. I am still at the beginning stage here, but do intend to blog about this more as my knowledge increases. As this is quite technical material, I may place it here or at my other blog - I haven't decided yet.
Therefore I just wanted to let everyone know that this blog has not falled off the face of the Earth, but it will be awhile before anything much shows up here again.