Hello. My name is Eric Nelson and I am a Virgo.
I am also an Application Evangelist in Microsoft UK and I have been working with UK developers using Microsoft technologies since 1996. Which either makes me a “dinosaur” or ”jedi master”, depending on you outlook :-)
The sharp eyed amongst you will know that for the large majority of those 14 years I worked with UK Independent Software Vendors and loved every minute of it. But I did fancy a change and hence spent the last two years in the breadth evangelism team of Microsoft UK working more broadly with the UK development community – lots of conferences, blogging, podcasts and webcasts.
At the end of August I switched role back to the world of UK ISVs. The cunning plan is to take the skills and lessons I learnt from the last two years doing broad reach evangelism, mix them up with my deep knowledge of the ISV space and make a positive difference to the large numbers of ISVs in the UK who are navigating our technology without the aid of a seatbelt (i.e. without an assigned ISV Architect Evangelist).
I will be sharing in more detail what that really means over the next few weeks but for the moment:
If you are a developer or architect sitting inside an ISV in the UK (which presumably is why you read this blog) then I would recommend you:
P.S. You are quite likely thinking “That is all very nice … but where is the information about the 2 weeks of FREE training?”. Hint… visit my blog.
I missed you Eric <g>