As I am writing my first blog, I thought that it really past some time since I was a developer, coding inside VS and SQL Server during the lengthy weekend hours, but I still keep inside me passion to programming.

Let me take a minute to introduce myself.  My name is Plamen and I am the DPE Manager at Microsoft Bulgaria.  I have been in my current job for the last 9 months.  For a developer guy like me, I am super excited about the opportunity to enable developers and ISVs in Bulgaria to easily build on .NET their outstanding software products and solutions. In the last few months I have had the opportunity to interact with many customers, partners, MVPs and other influential community members in Bulgaria. In all these interactions, I noticed the passion and excitement that these guys have around .NET and our developer tools.

My most recent touch with the audience was at the annual “Microsoft Days 2004” event, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Seeing more that 650 developers excited about our future development tool (VS.NET 2005) at my presentation, which was delivered together with the Bulgarian Regional Director Vladimir Tchalkov, was really an unforgettable experience.