3Sharp has been a fantastic place to work; for the last six and half years, my co-workers and I have walked the road together. One of the realities of growth, though, is that you often reach the fork in the road where you have to move down different paths. Working with Paul, Tim, Missy, Kevin, and the rest of the folks who have been part of the Platform Services Group here at 3Sharp over the years has been a wild journey, but we were only one of three groups at 3Sharp; the other two groups are also chock-full of smart people doing wonderful things with SharePoint and Office. 3Sharp will be moving forward to focus on those opportunities, and the Platform Services Group (which focused on Exchange, OCS, Windows Server, Windows Mobile, and DPM) is closing its doors. My last day here will be tomorrow, Friday, October 16.
I think that the Ecclesiastes 3:1 says it best; in the King James Version, the poet says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” It has been my privilege to use this blog to talk about Exchange, data protection, and all the other topics I’ve talked about since my first post here five years ago (holy crap, has it really been five years???) With 3Sharp’s gracious permission and blessing, I’ll be duplicating all of the content I’ve posted here over on my personal blog, Devin on Earth. If you have a link or bookmark for this blog or are following me via RSS, please take a moment to update it now (Devin on Earth RSS feed). I’ve got a few new posts cooking, but this will be my last post here.
Thank you to 3Sharp and the best damn co-workers I could ever hope to work with over the years. Thank you, my readers. You all have helped me grow and solidify my skills, and I hope I returned the favor. I look forward to continuing the journey with many of you, even if I’m not sure yet where it will take me.