In case you haven't heard, it was with mixed emotions that I decided to leave Microsoft back in January after spending over 12 years as part of the Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) and Services teams.   I am excited to now be part of Neudesic - a Microsoft national system integrator and gold certified partner with a proven track record of providing reliable, effective solutions based on Microsoft’s technology platform.  

I have spent the last six months formalizing and leading the ALM Practice for Neudesic in the U.S.   I see this as a natural progression and extension of the disciplines and technologies I advocated and focused on while at Microsoft.  I will leverage Neudesic's in-depth experience in software delivery to continuing helping organizations to continually improve their processes, practices and tools for managing and enabling the software application lifecycle.  This is sometimes referred to as the art of cultivating development intelligence - Implementing areas for improvement, setting goals, and tracking your progress toward achieving those goals.   I have worked with our leadership team to assemble a great team of ALM architects at Neudesic with vast experience in Agile/Scrum development processes, Quality Assurance, TFS expertise focused on deployment, migration, integration and customization of Microsoft's flagship ALM platform.  

I am still well engaged with Microsoft's Developer Platform Evangelism team and the Visual Studio Product group.   So you might have seen me at the recent Visual Studio 2012 launch events or delivering an MSDN developer tools webcast.   

You can find me talking about the exciting work we are doing at my new blog at . 

I can be reached at my email or you can following me on Twitter @wsalazar.

I look forward to continue working with you to realize the benefits of Microsoft Application Development Platform and ALM.