I'm a part of the Microsoft field organization.  Unlike the many here on GDN who are creating our future, I'm one of the "lucky" ones who actually gets out and sells it - and sees first hand what does and doesn't work in the real world.

As an Architect Evangelist, I'm responsible for working with our customers' architects, espousing the tremendous benfits of building solutions upon Windows and the .NET Framework. It also means a fair amount of focus on interoperating with other enterprise technologies - most often the various implementations of J2EE, and dealing with softer, conceputal issues such as IT governance and trends in service oriented architectures.