NETNew WebLog

Perspectives on the .NET platform, the Manufacturing Industry, and Competitive Rowing from an East Coast Microsoft guy.

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About NETNew WebLog

What does Microsoft have to do with rowing?  Nothing, except that my job and my sport are, along with my family, pillars of my life that I approach with equal passion.  This blog combines business topics from my job at Microsoft with personal observations on trying to stay at the top of my game in a highly competitive sport. 

I have categorized posts into 3 topics:

1.  .NET Platform:  News about the application platform, architecture, service orientation, and interoperability, as well as major executive announcements that cut across the Microsoft product line and demonstrate the overall value of the platform.  My professional interest and history in integration and SOA.

2.  Manufacturing Industry:  News regarding Microsoft's platform positioning towards customers and partners in the manufacturing industry.  My current job at Microsoft.

3.  Rowing:  Personal experiences and things I find useful in training, racing, sports science, and the general quest for speed on the water.

Hope it's a fun read and the info is useful for you.

-Marc

About me:

I am the Industry Sales and Marketing Manager for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> Manufacturing industry business unit of Microsoft. I manage marketing for the 6 verticals and solution areas in the Manufacturing industry, as well as the integration between the manufacuting industry marketing efforts and those of the traditional product groups at Microsoft. My background includes business process consulting and Six Sigma at GE, solution sales in the server division of Netscape, and solution architecture at the web services management firm Digital Evolution. I have strong connections in the Bay Area, although I have recently moved to the New York / New Jersey metro area. I am an avid competitive sculler and have a wonderful family.