Next week, I start working on the SharePoint Server team. This is a big change for me after working for 7 years in the Developer Division. Working on setup and patching has been exciting and taught me more than I could have imagined. The downside has been that no one really buys a product to run the setup or install patches of course. No disrespect to this though, because the product couldn't succeed without either. So I am excited about the prospects of working on a team closer to the value proposition of the product.
With the change to SharePoint, I am starting to ramp up on enterprise portals. I have looked more closely at the ones I use inside Microsoft and read as much as I can find about how other companies run their own. I am building up a mental list of what make a great portal and working out the kinks in my own mind.
There are probably a hundred more best practices. It's definitely a resolution this year to keep writing about this as I learn more.