image Wow, how time flies!  For those of you wondering why it has been so quiet here on the blog, on my Twitter account, and from me in general, it’s because I have been out and now it’s time to get back to business… 

Three weeks ago I was in Washington D.C. with ~10,000 Microsoft Partners from all around the world at WPC 2010 and capped the week off with my WPC10 – Connecting with people to build business! post showing just a few of the amazing Microsoft Partners I had the absolute pleasure to meet and spend time with while at our largest Worldwide Partner Conference ever! 

Just after WPC10, I spent a few days around our nation’s capitol taking in the wonderful landmarks, history, and sites with my family before taking off to Atlanta, GA for a couple days at our Microsoft internal company meeting to connect with members of the Microsoft CPE (Customer & Partner Experience) Team from across the world.  From there, the whirlwind took off.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on vacation in Washington D.C., Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, visiting family and friends ranging in age from under one year to 103!  (Yes, hard to believe, but that is correct, 103 years of age!)  It was a great time, celebrating several family birthdays, seeing friends I have not seen in years, visiting places I have not been it a long time, seeing many familiar places from the past, and more. 

During this time, I actually took the advice of so many “experts” out there and put Life/Work balance into full effect and literally disconnected.  Outside of some personal updates to Facebook with family and friends, I was pretty much offline the entire time to relax and spend with the people around me.  Because of this, if you tried reaching me through any method (the Blog,Twitter, LinkedIn, email, etc.), it has been very quiet during this time.  Well, today is my first day back in the office since the first week in July and the unburying begins now.  Over the upcoming week(s), I will be digging through all (and there are quite a LOT!!!) of the various messages I have received and will be responding back through all of the various channels as I work to get back to “business as usual.”

Thanks for your patience over the past few weeks while I took some personal time with friends and family, and here’s to another great year together with all of you during our Fiscal Year 2011 at Microsoft!

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