Hello boys and girls.... yes... it has been a long time, yet I've decided to re-start blogging and this time (I hope, gulp) I can keep up with it on a continuous basis.  Feeding the monster, as one colleague calls it… is tough.   It requires a lot of time and effort to keep up with blogging.  The toughest aspect of it is simply writing good, thought provoking/funny/interesting/useful in some way content.  That takes a helluva lot of effort.  Check out my team mate Jimmy for example… he’s writing some really hot blog posts on how to keep your SQL Server rocking solid from a performance standpoint… Jimmy’s got a lot of ideas and I encouraged him to start writing about them and sharing that knowledge with the world… and he’s got a killer OneNote setup that lets him keep things accessible.  Me?  I still have .TXT’s all over my desktop for notes and I don’t think I’ll ever twitter… :)

My friends over in CISG (Connected Information Security Group) have also launched a blog... check it out for the latest free security tools that we use internally at Microsoft. 

And of course... the biggest tech story of the last year is certainly Windows 7!!!  I have been using it internally for several months and all I can say is WOW!  It's going to be an awesome release.  The Win7 team has done a great job of blogging about what they're doing... 

How are things in your neck of the woods?